INNOVATEXT Textile Engineering and Testing Institute – founded in 1949 – is the central research, development and testing basis of the Hungarian textile and textile-apparel industry. INNOVATEXT is the only institute in Hungary that has a laboratory accredited according to MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025 for the testing of textile basic materials, inter-mediates and final products, textile floor-covering, textile apparel products and also involved in labor-safety conformity testing of machines and equipment. As a centrally authorized institute, INNOVATEXT is engaged in the testing of protective clothes and other personal protective equipment. In this field of activity, the Institute represents Hungary, in respect of the PPE directive in the cooperation group of EU-registered organizations. Accordingly, the activities of the Institute also cover fields such as consultation on quality control, environmental protection and recycling in the textile industry.