Hohenstein participate in SEPAWA Congress with specialist presentations

Magazine for Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Technology

Hohenstein will participate in SEPAWA Congress,  the most significant meeting point of the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industry in Europe from 10 to 12 October, 2018 .

The annual The lecture programme will cover a number of different topics in the areas referred to above. In more than 130 interesting and diversified lectures and poster presentations, international experts share their latest research findings and innovative developments.

Don’t miss our specialist presentations at the congress:

– New Approaches for Understanding the Interaction of Material Surfac-es and Biology-

Time: 10 October, 9:00 – 09:30 a.m.
Venue: Convention Hall I

Surface modifications are a powerful tool to optimize the interaction between materials, such as metal, plastics or textiles and their enviroment. In many cases the aim of modification is to change the surface properties towards biological systems. For example materials can be made antimicrobial in order to prevent the formation of biofilms and biofouling. In other scenarios, the attachment of living organisms is intended, like the attachment of cells in medical im-plants. Sometimes we want to make a surface resistant against something, e.g. preventing pollen from attaching to a curtain, and sometimes we want strong attachment, for example binding odor molecules to a surface in order to make them not smellable. Whenever these modifications are made on medical devices or if living organisms are controlled with biocides, the products underly strong regulations and clear evidence for biological safety and efficacy is needed. Smart practical test scenarios are very helpful to prove concepts and principles, but also to support market-ing claims without running into high costs of in vivo-studies. The presentation shows examples of state-of-the-art tests, for example for quantification of sub-stance removal from surfaces, biofouling, cleaning and disinfection of devices, etc.

Sweat Odor Management in Textiles – New Approaches for an Un-solved Problem-

Time: 12 October, 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Room 1

German Our skin constantly comes into contact with various types of textiles. Sweating is vital. However, the fluid sweat, the dampness and not to mention un-pleasant body odor pose new challenges to our clothes everyday. Unpleasant body odor comes from the bacteria of natural skin flora, which break down the different components of sweat and as a result release odorous byproducts. Whilst on naked skin the majority of the sweat evaporates, clothing retains the sweat according to textile quality, causing increasing odor formation. Whether and how strongly we perceive this bad odor depends on the amount of odor molecules that reach our nose. Yet how can textile manufacturers make their products fit for the fight against sweat odor? Which technologies really achieve effective odor management? Latest research shows that the binding capability of textiles against sweat odor molecules is significant for sweat perception. The stronger the smell adheres to the material, the less noticeable it is. But not only the textile composition and finish plays an important role, also the removal of bacteria and sweat odor molecules during laundry is crucial. In order analyze existing substances for sweat odor removal or to develop powerful new products, reliable detection methods for sweat odor have to be used.

For more information SEPAWA Congress: https://sepawa-congress.de/

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