Hohenstein Institute

Military Textile Materials Development, Testing and Certification Services

Helmets with a Perfect Fit

One of the most critical parts of the personal protection equipment of soldiers is still the helmet. Statistics show that in today's military operations, traumatic brain injury is the number...

Helmets with a Perfect Fit

Hohenstein Institute Obtains Approval For EN 13034 Type 6 Accreditation

Personal protective clothing must be capable of providing reliable protection to the wearer for the most extreme requirements....

Hohenstein Institute Obtains Approval For EN 13034 Type 6 Accreditation

Optimation of a Textile ECG Carrying System

Cutting the number of fatalities due to sudden heart failure is the declared aim of a joint research project by the Hohenstein researchers and their colleagues at Metrax in...

Optimation of a Textile ECG Carrying System

Innovative Cold Protection Suits

Scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim have worked with the specialists in protective clothing at Tempex in Heidenheim to develop innovative solutions for cold protection clothing....

Innovative Cold Protection Suits

Portable 3D Scanner in Use at Hohenstein Institutes

A new hand-held, portable 3D scanner expands the range of Hohenstein Institutes in Bönnigheim in the area of contactless 3D...

Portable 3D Scanner in Use at Hohenstein Institutes

Using Textiles for Effective Shielding From Infrared Radiation

Nowadays, modern uniforms and military camouflage systems for objects and buildings can do more than just use camouflage prints that are specially made to blend in with the environment to...

Using Textiles for Effective Shielding From Infrared Radiation

Keeping Cool, Even When the Heat Is On: Guidelines and Limit Values to Improve Protective Clothing for Hot Working Environments

In many industries such as steel and glass-making, or mining, working in a hot environment is just part of the job. In order to be able to approach the heat source without risking damaging...

Keeping Cool, Even When the Heat Is On: Guidelines and Limit Values to Improve Protective Clothing for Hot Working Environments

Awarding Marks for Comfort: Physiologically Optimised Uniforms

The main purposes of functional clothing are to provide protection from climatic influences and to support the physiological functioning of the human body. This is particularly important for...

Awarding Marks for Comfort: Physiologically Optimised Uniforms

Even Soldiers Have to Sleep: Thermophysiological Properties of Sleeping Bags

Nowadays people mostly sleep at home, safely protected by the walls of a house and with a bed system providing sound sleep. Camping, however, has become an attractive way to spend the...

Even Soldiers Have to Sleep: Thermophysiological Properties of Sleeping Bags

Researchers Demonstrate How Clothing Affects Mental Performance

Many jobs in the western world now demand a high degree of concentration. This is particularly the case where special clothing or even personal protection equipment has to be worn at work....

Researchers Demonstrate How Clothing Affects Mental Performance