Research and development activities
INNOVATEXT participated in many national and international R & D projects over the years and contributed to several international tenders as an active partner, the Leonardo da Vinci, the EU Framework Programs and within the EUREKA Cooperation program.
Being a member of the consortia set up through the co-operation TEXTRANET - AUTEX - EURATEX, INNOVATEXT has played an active role in the preparations of the new projects, especially for the 7th Framework Program. Through its extensive international relations, the Institute plays an important role in the EU harmonization measures by the technical preparation of the Hungarian implementation of international and European standards and EU directives relating to the textile industry. Further, as a technological center INNOVATEXT plays an active part in the involvement of SMEs in the European innovation processes.
Applied research activities aim is to offer practical solutions for the economy interdisciplinary fields primarily to small and medium-sized enterprises.
As a member of the HOHENSTEIN group working closely with textile engineers, chemists, biologists and physicists we cover various professional areas such as emerging needs in product and technology development and optimization. In addition to providing quality control testing services to Hungarian companies, the Institute receives regular orders such services from the suppliers of famous store chains, and also from internationally known certification bodies.
INNOVATEXT continuously monitors the latest EU and other international requirements in order to assist textile companies by providing them with the most recent information.
The national and international research network and the cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry allows to continuously expand our knowledge base and this "know-how" is the basis for our market-driven innovation.
Our institute is a member of several associations such as:
- International OEKO-TEX® Association
- European Network of Textile Research Organisations (TEXTRANET)
- Horizontal Committee and Vertical Group (VG5) of Notified Bodies for PPE
- The ENPROTEX Association
- European Organisation for Quality
- Association of Hungarian Light Industry
- Hungarian Society of Textile Technology and Science (TMTE)
Hungarian Standards Institution (MSZT)
More about OEKO-TEX®
The International OEKO-TEX® Association, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 16 independent textile research and testing institutes with 52 offices and representation in 60 countries. To date, more than 150,000 OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificates have been issued—with more than 13,300 issued per year—and 10,000 manufacturers, brands, and retailers in 98 countries are working with OEKO-TEX® to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances. Now available are the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification for sustainable textile product manufacturing facilities, the MySTeP by OEKO-TEX® database management tool, and the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®; ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®; DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®; LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® and label for STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified products produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX® guidelines. OEKO-TEX® certified products and suppliers can be located in the OEKO-TEX® Online Buying Guide at www.oeko-tex.com/products. Connect with OEKO-TEX® on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/oekotex and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OEKO_TEX_Int.