About us

The UV STANDARD 801 was jointly developed in 1998 by the German textile testing services provider Hohenstein, the Swiss textile testing institute TESTEX and the Austrian textile research institute OETI.

The three founding members also joined forces to establish the International Testing Association for Applied UV protection which has continued to record steady growth. It now comprises 7 testing institutes throughout Europe. The 3 founding members have been joined by: CITEVE (Portugal), AITEX (Spain), CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO (Italy) and the Danish Technological Institute (Denmark).

All clients are free to choose which of the testing institutes they commission. Important: all test institutes work according to the same standard!

GERMANY

Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG

Schlosssteige 1
74357 Boennigheim
DEUTSCHLAND
www.hohenstein.com

Contact: Silke Heidt

Phone: +49 7143 271 898
Mail: 

SWITZERLAND

TESTEX Swiss Textile Testing Institute

Gotthardstrasse 61
8002 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
www.testex.com

Contact: Andrea Bucher

Phone: +41 44 206 42 58
Mail: 

AUSTRIA

OETI – Institut für Ökologie, Technik und Innovation GmbH

Spengergasse 20
1050 Wien
AUSTRIA
www.oeti.biz

Contact: Angelika Hönecke

Phone: +43 1 5442543-21
Mail: 

PORTUGAL

CITEVE Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxtil e do Vestuário de Portugal

Rua Fernando Mesquita, 2785
4760-034 Vila Nova de Famalicão
PORTUGAL
www.citeve.pt​​​​​​​

Contact: Ana Paula Fonte

Phone: +351 252 300 300
Mail: 

SPAIN

AITEX Instituto Tecnológico Textil

Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy
SPAIN
www.aitex.es

Contact: Consuelo Carbonell

Phone: +34 965 54 22 00
Mail: 

ITALY

CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO S.p.A.

Piazza Sant’ Anna 2
21052 Busto Arsizio VA
ITALY
www.centrocot.it

Contact: Patrizia Carra

Phone: +39 3 31 69 67 11
Mail: 

DENMARK

Danish Technological Institute

Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
DENMARK
www.teknologisk.dk

Contact: Charlotte Fischer

Phone: +45 72 202135
Mail: