Hohenstein Institute opens U.S. headquarters
Gary Evans -- Furniture Today, February 17, 2009
Elon, N.C. – Textile research and testing laboratory Hohenstein Institute, based near Stuttgart, Germany, has established Hohenstein Institute America, Inc. here in response to its growing U.S. customer base.
Hohenstein America offices here will provide in-country support to U.S. textile products manufacturers, sourcers, and retailers, the company said.
“The U.S. market drives the global textile industry,” said Hohenstein Institute director Dr. Stefan Mecheels. “Hohenstein America will provide U.S. companies with personal service and easy access to Hohenstein’s full range of product development, testing and certification services.”
Hohenstein America will be led by Samuel Moore. “As consumers demand more and more from their textile products, a differentiated technical sales story becomes even more critical for success in a competitive marketplace,” says Moore.
Among its services, Hohenstein provides materials testing and certification for textile safety, UV protection, antimicrobial effectiveness, and FR performance, as well as comparative and competitive product testing. As a founding member of the International Oeko-Tex Association, Hohenstein is also provides Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, and is certified by the Consumer Products Safety Commission as a third-party, independent laboratory for CPSIA compliance verification.
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