Test by Hohenstein confirms: clothing with smartcel™ sensitive transfers the active substance zinc with a positive effect onto the skin
The renowned Hohenstein Institutes are one of the most important independent research and testing institutions in the textile sector. Now they have confirmed the transfer of the active substance zinc from clothing with smartcel™ sensitive onto the skin.
Hohenstein has tested an undershirt and a shirt with smartfiber AG´s smartcel™ sensitive-fiber. The fibers contain the essential trace element zinc. The Hohenstein test has proven the transfer of zinc from the textiles directly onto the skin. This means that clothing with smartcel™ sensitive does transfer the positive effects of zinc – like skin protection and care –from the fiber to the user.
The test report Nr. 14.8.5.0021 by Hohenstein from March 2014 documents a transfer of the active substance from the tested textiles – undershirt and shirt – onto the skin. In a wear simulation with mechanical load, the undershirt has shown in dry state (normal indoor climate) a transfer of the active substance of 10,58 mg zinc per square meter skin, in humid climate (24 °C, 80 % relative air humidity) a transfer of the active substance of 7,91 mg zinc per square meter skin. The shirt has shown a transfer of 12,03 mg zinc per square meter skin in dry state and 9,09 mg zinc per square meter skin in humid climate.
As a result, the test report by Hohenstein, an acknowledged neutral source, certifies the positive effects of the zinc fiber smartcel™ sensitive for the user while wearing clothing with smartcel™ sensitive.
The smartcel™ sensitive-fiber contains zinc white pharma 4 – a pharmaceutically pure zinc oxide made out of metallic zinc. The transfer of zinc oxide from textiles with smartcel™ sensitive onto the skin has skin-caring, regenerative but also odor-reducing as well as antibacterial effects.
Here you can watch the test report.
More information about Hohenstein Institutes here
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New York Home Fashion Market Week: Kick-off party and showroom
As one of the official sponsors of the event, smartfiber AG will be on site at the "HOME TEXTILES TODAY MARKET KICK-OFF PARTY" on the 23th of March 2014. On the rooftop of 230 Fifth Avenue, new contacts can be established in a relaxed atmosphere even before the beginning of the Home Fashion Market Week. smartfiber AG organizes a "meet and greet“ at their table starting at 5:30 p.m. – interested people, customers and partners are cordially welcomed!
During New York Home Fashion Market Week, from the 24th to the 27th of March 2014, the exhibitors present their products in numerous showrooms. smartfiber AG will be represented by COO Thomas Daue and Martina Finken, customer support.
smartfiber AG will exhibit SeaCell™ und smartcel™ sensitive as well as selected end products on the 25th of March 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in their showroom:
Corporate Suites Business Center
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
Corner of 37th Street
Conference Room 11B
If you are interested, you are very welcome to contact Thomas Daue via phone +1 941 870 2840 or via e-mail
Review: NW Apparel and Footware Materials Show
From 12th to 13th of March 2014, smartfiber AG presented the power fibers SeaCell™ and smartcel™ sensitive as well as selected products from the sectors apparel, footware and socks to the interested audience at the NW Apparel and Footware Materials Show in Portland, Oregon.