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Published on Monday, 20 December 2010

Testing house embarks on silver study

Written by Haydn Davis

silverBÖNNIGHEIM - German textile testing organisation The Hohenstein Institute is conducting a major study to assess the risk that textiles treated with silver nano-particles pose to the environment.

Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are working with 16 partners from research institutions, industry and the regulatory authorities in response to a call from Germany’s BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) for studies into “NanoNature: nano technologies for environmental protection”.