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Bönnigheim - Testing service provider Hohenstein has been working with a number of its brand partners to create a new compression standard for sports and leisure garments

DIN SPEC 4868 is said to be the the first uniform standard for compression in the booming sports and leisure segment.

Using the new test, Hohenstein said that claims of textile compression properties can be transparently checked and clearly understood. The DIN SPEC 4868 test method combined with the HOSYcan compression tester will enable objective comparison of products and materials with analytical performance data on 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 be customized for special requirements for any products, from compression cuffs and socks to shapewear, shirts, underwear and leggings.


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