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, said Hohenstein executives, meaning 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 (pictured) 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.
For more information, visit Hohenstein.US/Compression