BÖNNIGHEIM (ivs): In cooperation with partners, testing service provider Hohenstein has created the new DIN SPEC 4868, which will define the market standard and testing protocols for compression behaviour of sportswear.
Until now, there has been no uniform standard in the booming sports and leisure segment. Claims of textile compression properties could not be checked transparently and understandably. The DIN SPEC 4868 test method combined with the HOSYcan compression tester will enable objective comparison of products and materials and provide analytical performance data with regard to the desired properties.
Florian Girmond, the Hohenstein expert in charge of developing the new standard, is convinced of the opportunities it offers to the entire industry: “The objective and precise data obtained with HOSYcan will serve as the basis for innovative product development as well as for quality assurance and competitive comparisons.”
In addition to the test scenarios defined in DIN SPEC 4868, HOSYcan can also be customised for special requirements and covers the entire range of products, from compression cuffs and socks to shapewear, for example, shirts, underwear and trousers.
Hohenstein’s unique HOSYcan testing system, in addition to the testing of pressure and pressure profile, allows for versatile evaluations, for example, even the measurement of compression in complex motion sequences! Testing is non-destructive and always over the entire length of the test specimen. Arm and leg stockings, shirts and pants up to a total length of 100 cm and a circumference of 12 to 150 cm can be tested in almost any freely selectable form.
For more than 70 years, Hohenstein has specialized in testing, certification and research of textile products. As an internationally recognised partner, Hohenstein supports companies along the value chain in successfully bringing products to market – from sharing new findings from the research to independent testing and certification, to claim support and marketing at the point of sale. Now managed by the third generation, more than 1,000 employees at the headquarters in Bönnigheim, Germany, as well as in the laboratories and offices around the world, work on customized testing and services for all unique requirements.