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Hohenstein webinar to present new findings in compression design

Fabric selection, pattern development, pressure point alignment, graduation profile, and many other factors will be reviewed.

27th October 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Boennigheim

Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene, Sports/​Outdoor

Performance factors

For decades, people suffering from circulatory problems have used compression garments to relieve their symptoms. Even people without diagnosed medical conditions have embraced compression garments to provide muscle support, prevent swelling, relieve fatigue, and, of course, to contour and shape. Many athletes and athletic trainers now consider compression to be an important tool to improve performance and speed recovery.

“Compression can deliver many desirable benefits for many people,” said Florian Girmond, Hohenstein’s director of Consumer Tests Department, one of the webinar presenters. “But unless the garment is designed and manufactured carefully, the compression may fail to do the job it is intended to do. Fabric selection, pattern development, pressure point alignment, graduation profile, and many other factors must all work together to ensure that the finished compression garment performs.”

Research and expertise

The Hohenstein Institute offers manufacturers, retailers, service providers and consumers “competence from one single source”, covering a wide range of distinct, but closely linked fields of work. The result of this interdisciplinary approach is the cooperation with other research institutes from sectors such as medicine, electronics or microsystem technology.

In this context, particularly high priority is placed on the effective transfer of research results in lectures, seminars, publications etc., as well as the practical application of the knowledge acquired in the service sector for the benefit of numerous companies.

Research is an important component of Hohenstein’s mission to help clients develop and manufacture high quality textile products that succeed in the marketplace. Hohenstein’s research has resulted in quantitative approaches to analyse fit and comfort, proprietary equipment to simulate the human body’s responses to textiles, and unique methods to test performance features such as thermoregulation.

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