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Hohenstein creates new compression standard for sportswear garments

November 20th, 2020 / By: / Company News

In cooperation with brand partners, testing service provider Hohenstein has created the new DIN SPEC 4868, which will define the market standard and testing protocols for compression behavior of sportswear.

This is the first uniform standard for compression in the booming sports and leisure segment. Claims of textile compression properties can now 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. 

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.