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EXCLUSIVE: Hohenstein Institute opens maiden lab in India

Headquartered at Germany, Hohenstein Institute, one of the most important independent research and testing institutions in the textile sector, has today launched its brand-new, maiden lab in Udyog Vihar 4,Gurgaon (Haryana).

The lab, equipped with top-notch technologies from the European market meeting the international standards, will serve manufacturers spread over the country; under the learned guidance of its Germany office.

Not only the application-oriented research and development of innovative products and processes, but also a wide range of tests and certifications utilised by numerous customers from trade and industry as an established basis for making decisions on product development and marketing will also be provided.

Having collaborated with the expert textile engineers, chemists, physicians, biologists and physicists, the Institute is able to the entire textile value chain and interlinked economic sectors from a single source – from advice on research and test orders to training and further education programmes, efficiently.

The ribbon cutting ceremony of the Lab was attended by Prof Dr. Stefan Mecheels and his wife, Mrs. Patrizia Mecheels, Dr. Stefan Droste, Mr. Armin Keicher, Mr. Martin Cieslik, Mr.Kamruzzaman, Dr. Christopher Au, Ms. Elana Taylor, Ms. Johny Y Kanta who were invited as the overseas dignitories from the Hohenstein family along with the India staff.

Amrut Desai, Managing Director & Country Manager, Hohenstein, performed the lamp lighting ceremony. The project lead & sales head, Sanjeev Khurana and Govind Kumar Jha, Textile Lab Manager as well as Nishant Anand, Business Development Manager also attended the innaugration ceremony.

Prof Dr. Stefan Mecheels,precident,CEO of Hohenstein Group greeted:, “Thank you all for such warm welcome. We are working in India since 12 years now and today we are opening this new lab in this wonderful day. My Grandfather who established the company in 1946 and my father would be very happy to see what we have achieved and created in India. It all began 4 years ago when we planned the lab and a lots of planning, thinking and ideas have come down since then. We aim to be the right partner for all our customers including the exporters and the domestic companies.”

Markedly, the lab is spread over 7 floors. The first one is dedicated to light fastening, washing, print and motif durability and drying tests while the second is for the digital testing of microscopic analysis,chemical dissolution, sample conditioning, rubbing for leather, botton impact, zipper receprocation, child products, pilling effect, light reflaction on blaclk surrounding, burning tests including vertical flamability tests.

The lab also facilitates testing of light and colour of the sample of both grey and black surrounding separately.

Further, the third floor is for office coordination.

RSM Lab is on the fourth floor where they will be testing waste water, chemical substances and heavy metals, covering aspects of sustainibility. The sixth floor has the CRM lab which houses a differentiated wet lab to prevent any contamination, and machines that can update 12 samples at a time, the one-of-a-kind technology to be used in any Indian lab.

(Lamp lighting ceremony at the event)
(Ribbon cutting ceremony of the first lab of Hohenstein Institute in India)

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