PFI on TV

As a recognized service and research centre with a huge wealth of knowledge accrued over the course of 60 years, our Institute often hosts representatives of the media world. Here you will find interesting reports about various articles of daily use. The goods were tested on our premises and assessed by our experts. Are they free of hazardous substances? Are they robust? We have checked them out!

ARD, Tagesthemen - 10.07.2019

Pirmasens als Innovationsstandort

Das Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut nutze den Umbruch in der pfälzischen Schuhindustrie um sich weiter zu entwickeln und stellte sich breiter auf und entdeckte Forschungsgebiete wie die Biotechnologie für sich. Mittels enger Zusammenarbeit mit Hochschulen, Politik und Wirtschaft entstehen so moderne Technologien, innovative Lösungen und neue Anwendungen von Materialien.

Galileo - 03.07.2019

Gute Badelatschen erkennen

Es ist Hochsaison für Badelatschen. In der Urlaubszeit gibt es diese schon für wenig Geld aber wie sieht es mit der Qualität aus? Hier erfahren Sie einfache Tricks wie Sie die Qualität der "Latschen" prüfen können..

WDR, Servicezeit - 04.06.2019 

Flip Flops im Test

Im Sommer sind „Zehen-Steg-Schuhe“ nicht mehr wegzudenken. Warum muss man aber für einige Flip Flops nur ein paar Euro bezahlen, für andere Modelle aber zehnmal so viel? Wir haben die Schlappen genauer untersuchen lassen.

WDR, Servicezeit - 02.04.2019 

Gummistiefel im Test

Bei Regen sind sie ein Muss: Gummistiefel. Doch wegen gefährlicher Schadstoffe fallen sie in Tests häufig durch. Wir haben neun Modelle im Labor und in der Praxis getestet und beantworten die wichtigsten Fragen.

WDR, Service Time - 10.04.2018

Tests on Running Shoes – High Quality for Modest Outlay?

Running is a trend sport – keeps the body fit and healthy.
But how can one identify a good running shoe?
Can one expect top quality for little money?

WDR, Service Time - 01.02.2018

Tests on carnival masks – Hazardous compounds and flammability

Do carnival masks contain hazardous substances and are they flammable?
Do they pose a risk to carnival revellers large and small?
Many masks fail to meet the requirements of the toy standard and of product safety.

WDR, Servicezeit - 26.10.2017

Tests on Halloween masks

Do Halloween masks contain hazardous substances and are they flammable?
Do they pose a risk to Halloween revellers large and small?
Many masks fail to meet the requirements of the toy standard and of product safety.

SWR, Market Check - 29.08.2017

Market Check checks out Trigema

Underwear, sportswear, and leisurewear of all kinds – all made in Germany:
How good are Trigema products?
And how does the quality compare with that of the competition?

ProSieben, Galileo - 18.05.2017

How good are cheap shoes? 

This test can help you avoid aching feet!
Fashion chains meanwhile sell not only clothes but also low-price shoes.
But are they any good?

NDR, Marketplace - 15.05.2017

Tests on wheeled suitcases: Robust luggage?

A wheeled suitcase is useful travel companion.
So-called trolleys are meanwhile available at discounters.
But how robust are these suitcases?

SRF, Cash Check - 28.03.2017

Tests on hiking boots: Low price, low satisfaction

"Cash Check" tested 12 of the best-selling brands of hiking boots:
Do they keep water out? Are they breathable? And how robust are they?
Conclusion: Low-priced products do not score well.

WISO plus - 26.01.2017

Allergies on the rise

Allergies can be life threatening.
We are constantly encountering new, sometime aggressive allergens.
No well-established, broad-spectrum therapy yet exists.

SWR, Market Check - 10.01.2017

Leather gloves: Do they contain hazardous substances?

Three years ago, analyses showed that:
Every third leather glove sold in Germany contains allergenic chromium VI.
And how is the situation today?

WDR, Könnes in Combat - 07.12.2016

Mass production of animal hides – The leather trade

Könnes wants to know: Where does our leather come from?
How is it processed? What happens in the tanning process?
Can we buy it with a clear conscience and wear it without jeopardising our health? 

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