Like Hohenstein and the Oeko-Tex association, the ZDHC has the goal of significantly reducing or completely banning the use of harmful chemicals in the production process of textiles, leather, and shoes. By testing wastewater values, Hohenstein supports the industry on the path to reduced emissions. Hohenstein has been a member of the ZDHC and its laboratory working group since December 2018. Chemicals can be tested for ZDHC MRSL (Manufactured Restricted Substances List) conformity using Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex, according to a press release by Hohenstein.
As a test and research laboratory, Hohenstein already has many years of experience of handling chemicals in the textile industry. In this sense, as a new waste water testing laboratory recognised by the ZDHC, Hohenstein will also be able to support the objectives of the ZDHC and its roadmap in this regard.
Hohenstein laboratories are available to all manufacturing companies interested in having their value creation chain checked for ZDHC conformity. (GK)