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Texbase and Hohenstein Collaborate on Integrated Material Testing

Texbase Inc., a cloud-based data management platform for the textile and consumer product industries, announced a collaboration with global textile testing partner Hohenstein.

As a Texbase Lab Connect partner, Hohenstein customers can now collaborate, send test requests and receive test reports within Texbase Connect. In addition, data export files for digitized materials can be attached to their specific materials in the system.

“Texbase has facilitated an improved workflow for our brand customers,” said Ben Mead, managing director of Hohenstein Institute America. “Adding this system to our earlier Oeko-Tex CertLink project gives our partners easy access to the data they need in one location, instead of having to manage multiple emails.”

Hohenstein is a founding member and leading provider of the Oeko-Tex portfolio of services and is certified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSIA) as a third-party, independent laboratory for CPSIA compliance verification.

With more than 40 offices and laboratories, Hohenstein is a global leader in textile testing and innovation, specializing in applied research and development around the human-textile-environment interaction. Its lab testing determines compliance with legal requirements, standards, international specifications and internal quality guidelines. Hohenstein validates performance and safety claims through standard and customized testing and certifications.

“The addition of a respected lab like Hohenstein to the Texbase universe of lab partners is so exciting,” said Marci Yamasaki, strategic business development lead at Texbase. “The ability for our customers to send and receive testing information with Hohenstein for all aspects of testing is validation of the power of the Texbase system.”

Texbase provides compliance, testing and material innovation software solutions for the apparel, footwear and consumer products industries. Texbase’s cloud software tracks research and development, manages testing from concept to compliance and connects companies to suppliers and testing labs.

Hohenstein has expertise in testing and research in sustainability areas such as biodegradability, microfibers, wastewater and green chemistry; performance characteristics like comfort, compression, odor, biocides, color and visibility; quality and compliance; fit and pattern; health, including harmful substances, UV protection, hygiene, medical devices and face masks, and textile care for domestic and industrial laundering, ease of care and detergents.