a good database for locating quality testing labs by Name, State or test
ASTM Lab Directory or
Accugen Laboratories, Inc:
Accugen laboratories, Inc has been providing microbiological testing services
since 1997 on nationwide and international basis . Accugen is a FDA registered,
independent contract microbiology laboratory. They offer full microbiological
testing including antimicrobial testing and bioburden. Their microbiological
testing laboratory is comprised of a highly experienced team of microbiologists
who are experts in testing ASTM, AATCC, AOAC, FDA, EPA, USDA, USP, CTFA,
JIS, ISO and other methods of analysis. Their competent professionals
have decades of experience in routine microbiological analysis, special
microbiology, research and a variety of other microbiological testing.
Accugen has provided impeccable microbiological services to textile, pharmaceutical,
disinfectant, cosmetic, food, personal care, household, medical device,
antimicrobial, paint, paper, plastic, and other miscellaneous industries.
At Accugen, they understand the challenges presented by a changing market
place and their goal is to maintain the cost effective and highest quality
microbiological testing analytical services. Address: 50 West
75th street, Ste 209, Willowbrook, IL 60527 Phone: 630-789-8105 or Toll
free: 800-282-7102 Fax: 630-789-8104 E-mail:
Australian Wool Testing Authority
was established with the specific purpose of providing an independent testing
service to measure the Moisture Content of Scoured & Carbonised Wool
for the Australian wool industry
Centro Controllo Tessile: Italy. Independent test facility for the chemical, visual and physical
testing of textile materials. English and Italian.
CMA Testing and Certifications Labratories
(Hong Kong): CMA Testing is experienced in textile and garment testing.
Apart from physical testing and quality checking in the laboratory, they
also provide on-site inspection services. Their service covers many
countries and regions in Asia.
Codetex srl: Fabric quality control-Stabilizing treatments-Laboratory Tests-Inspections
and tests at italian and overseas producers.
raw materials, storage and transport management.
CO.DE.TEX. Group consist of four companies
that manage a total of nine factories as well as eight local units
on the premises of two fabric producers.
Address: Via Chieri 107 Andezeno
(Torino) 10020 Italy
Phone: 39-0119434433 or 39-0119434364
Fax: 39-0119434464 Email:
Contact: Roberta Menab
- Export Manager New
York Office: Fisk Building,
250 W 57th Street,Suite 2414 New
York,NY 10107 Phone 212-957.2720 fax 212-957.1975
Laboratories (CTL): Whether you're a manufacturer or retailer, doing
business in the United States or overseas, the Consumer Testing Laboratories
can develop turn-key quality programs customized to your particular needs,
serving you on-premise or off site, installed and completely managed by
their staff. Each of their laboratories is superbly equipped and expertly
staffed. Their textile, mechanical and electrical engineers are among the
best in their fields. And, they support their technical staff with the very
best testing equipment. They have the latest equipment for testing apparel
Drycleaning & Laundry Institute
(formerly International Fabricare Institute): The Drycleaning &
Laundry Institute, formerly the International Fabricare Institute, is one
of the world's leading authorities on the care of textiles and apparel products
of all kinds. As an international trade association, DLI serves the interests
of thousands of organizations and individuals concerned with garment cleaning
care and serviceability. The Institute's Textile Testing Laboratory, founded
over 75 years ago is equipped to carry out today's standard test procedures
for evaluating specific textile properties, performance related to laundering
and drycleaning, and establishing care label instructions. Purchasers of
textile care items save valuable time and expense by using our testing facilities
to evaluate durability and serviceability of products on a comparative basis
before purchase. Testing also assures the suitability of the textile for
the product's intended end use. All tests performed by the DLI Textile Testing
Laboratory are confidential and each report is produced as an original.
Testing protocols can be specifically tailored for specific product and
purposes. Address: 14700 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel MD 20707 Phone
Number: (301) 622-1900 or (800) 638-2627 Fax Number: (240) 295-4200 E-Mail:
East Thuringian Material Testing
Co: Germany. Business arm of the Thuringian Research Institute for
Textile and Plastics, dedicated to performing of test procedures on natural
and man-made fibers and textiles, and of process development testing of
nonwoven needlepunch structures.
ETC Laboratories: ETC Laboratories conducts physical, thermal,
and environmental tests on apparel and textile products. Address:
40 Ajax Rd. Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: (716)328-7668 Fax: (716)328-7777
eV (Germany): Independent
testing and research institution, active in natural fibers production and
processing technologies and methods. Comprehensive testing programs for
cotton and wool fiber for producers, manufacturers and merchants.
: On the basis of accumulated data from experience of textile
testing and inspection since 1964,FITI is speedily and accurately providing
testing and analysis services of polymeric products such as paper, leather,
rubber, plastic, resin as well as textile, and performance evaluation services
of consumer goods, industrial materials and high-performance advanced materials.
Furthermore FITI is multi-field testing & research institute conducting
analysis of environmental contaminants such as waste water and dust, toxic
heavy metal content, pesticide content on food, hygienic evaluation of antimicrobial
deodrant finish and Toxicity. FITI is an approved Laboratory by Japan Ministry
of International Trade & Industry as Foreign Inspection Body of JIS
Marking System, State of California and The Woolmark Company and a member
of ISO Technical Committee 38 in Korea, AATCC, ASTM, AAMA, BTTG, CFI and
LD for technical information, furthermore a cooperative laboratory of world
leading testing & Inspection organizations such as Intertek testing
Services in Hong Kong and Japan Spinners Inspecting Foundation
(BOKEN) in Japan. They have been conducting
the internationally accepted services of testing, inspection and consulting
with worldwide network.
Geospec, Ltd: UK. Independent
laboratory for testing of geosynthetic and geotextile materials. Lists of
standard tests for fabrics, membranes, clay liners, composites and grids.
Helmsman Quality & Technology
Services Co., Ltd. is a leading quality control provider who helps you
to ensure the quality of your purchasing goods. Accredited by CNAS against
ISO17020& ISO17025 and with more than 15 years of experience and over
500 professional staff in more than 48 offices around the world, they offer
a wide range of quality assurance services, covering factory audit, social
compliance audit, pre-production inspection, during production inspection,
pre-shipment inspection, 100% inspection, loading supervision and product
testing as well. Helmsman Quality & Technology Services Co., Ltd. Add:
3/F, 152# North Jianxin Road, Fuzhou, Fujian, China Tel: +86-591-87641880
Fax:+86-591-83724643 E-mail:[email protected]
Quality Testing Services / Testing Labs
- Quality Inspection Services
Hohenstein Institutes: Germany.
Independent, commercial textile testing and development company. Applied
research in textile materials and products. Consulting, quality management
and certification, and training services. English and German.
Industrial Analytical Services
Inc. (USA): Testing Laboratory specializing in process water analysis,
microbiological identifications and particle analysis. This testing
can come in handy for printers. Address: 287 Whitney Street
Leominster Massachusetts 01453 USA Phone: 978-466-3422 or 866-466-3473
Fax: 978-466-3492 Email:
[email protected] Contact:
Inotex, Ltd (Czech Republic):
Textile testing and consultancy. Product research and development. Technical
information and assistance. Materials and product testing and evaluation.
Technology transfer and consulting. Also, suppliers of dyes and chemicals.
Institute for the Certification
of Quality in Leather (ICEC) [Italy]: Non-profit
institution, founded by tanners, processors and manufacturers, involved
in certification of quality systems and procedures for the European leather
and leather goods industries.
Intertek Labtest: World wide group of testing laboratories for the textile,
footwear, toys, petroleum and chemicals industries. Also, ISO certification
and related services.
KEMTI ( Korea Environment &
Merchandise Testing Institute) (Korea) Material
compositions, dye fastness, shrinkage, water-resistance, water-repellence,
hardness, permeability, etc. Textile fabrics, belts, non-woven cloths, sewing
threads and apparel, socks, tents,bags,hats, zippers, etc. KEMTI is an official
testing institute conducting testing, quality inspection, technical guidance,
education and training and research of science and technologies for living
goods such as fur and leather products etc.
Korea Apparel Testing and Research Institute(KATRI): (Korea) testing and research institute
accredited by government; testing, inspection, analysis and research of
textile and related products for the textile industry.
They are a nationally and internationally accredited testing, inspection &
research institute based on 40 years of experience. They are endeavoring
to keep up to date with the demands of the 21st century and anticipated
changes in the industry, and act accordingly. They aim to be in the forefront
of any changes. Their company has the ability and capacity to diversify
and increase its scope to be able to act in the best interest of the industry.
Together with their partners they will be a world leading institute in the
future and provide competitive and professional services to their clients.
Services include description of quality and care instructions, confirmation
of all specifications, evaluation of colorfastness, dimensional stability
and physical characteristics, down and feather testing, specification test
of harmful substances and processing catalysts, infection resistance tests,
and analysis of defective factors for consumer protection.
- Quality Testing
- Inspection Services
(Korea Textile Inspection & Testing Institute): the Korean textile industry is facing many difficulties:
developing countries in Asia drive the prices lower in the market, technology
competition with advanced countries is very keen, and China, the biggest
textile producer and exporter in the world, recently joined the WTO. The
world textile market will be totally changed by the complete liberalization
of textile trading. To overcome these difficulties, domestic textile industries
have to promote international competitiveness by activating research and
development service for high-functionality in products and efficiency in
textile production, restructuring of textile industry, and transition to
21st century high-technology. KOTITI has been founded to be a Textile Inspection &
Testing Institute by Spinners & Weavers Association of Korea in 1961,
for the development of Korean textile industry. For over 40 years, based
on the contributions of textile industry development, accumulated technology
and high-tech test facilities, KOTITI has performed Testing & Analysis,
Quality Inspection, Research & Development, Technology Assistance Services
under the slogan of Accuracy, Swiftness and Kindness to strengthen the Korean
textile industry at the international competitiveness. KOTITI's employees
are doing their best to make KOTITI one of the world leading Testing &
Research Institute in the 21st century.
Laboratory (USA) analytical,
technical and certification services for the leather processing industry.
Also, consulting, testing, and educational and training services. Located
at the University of Cincinnati.
Merchandise Testing Laboratories, Inc. (MTL) - check Bureau Veritas
The Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services division is a world-leading
concept-to-consumer quality assurance and compliance services provider to
manufacturers, distributors and retailers. With a presence in every major
sourcing and selling territory around the world, our solutions help companies
making, distributing or selling products to improve their: Product quality,
safety and compliance, Sourcing flexibility, Speed-to-market, Profitability,
Brand security throughout the supply chain.
North American Science Associates,
Inc (NAMSA) [USA]: independent laboratory
with affiliates worldwide. Provides biological, chemical and physical testing
services to the medical device industry, and offers education, consultation
and on-site evaluation of customer operations. Bioburden and biocompatibillity
testing for nonwovens, produced for medical
Nottingham Consultants, Ltd (United Kingdom):
commercial company of the Nottingham Trent
University. Business consultants and services, and organization of short
courses and training programs. Color fastness, dimensional stability and
physical testing services for the textile industry.
Precision Testing Labs:
independent testing facility specializing in footwear, textiles and consumer
products. We serve business and industry fulfilling quality control, research
and vendor consistency functions.
Q-Tex SA: Greece. Independent
laboratory for textile quality control and certification. Technical and
manufacturing assistance. Applied research on fiber and textile technologies.
Consultants for standards, regulations and legal issues. Lists of European
and US test standards. English and Greek.
SGS U.S Testing Company Inc.
(SGS) / SGS Group /
SGS: Multi-national group of laboratories,
active in testing, verification and certification of materials and products.
Testing and evaluation of natural and synthetic fibers, textile fabrics
and waste, and garments.
Shuster Laboratories, Inc
(USA): Independent laboratory for product evaluation and testing. Services
include product development, testing and technical consulting. Bioburden
and biocompatibillity tests for the nonwoven medical fabrics industry.
The Sime Darby Technology Centre
(SDTC) (Malaysia) a member of the Sime Darby Group of Companies, is
a Malaysian government approved R&D company. The Physical Testing
Laboratory of SDTC has a comprehensive range of equipment for the testing
of rubber and fabric materials. Selected rubber products can also be tested.
Tests are usually carried out to ISO or ASTM standards, but testing to other
standards such as DIN, JIS and CEN are frequently undertaken based on customers'
requests Address: 2 Jalan Tandang, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Malaysia Phone: (603) 7783 7234 Fax: (603) 7783 9301
Technology Resources, Inc STR
(USA) Independent testing institute with laboratories
world wide. Quality assurance, polymer research, product and process engineering
and specialty manufacturing. Material and product testing services for the
textile, nonwovens and leather industries.
Address: 10 Water Street Enfield, CT 06082 Phone: (860)749-8371
Swedish Institute for Fibre and Polymer Research: offers research, product development, testing, consultation and training
within the fields of fibrous and polymeric materials such as textile, plastic,
rubber and fiber composites.
Tessil Controll System
(Italy): Independent testing lab specialized in quality control
for every kind of fabrics. All the latest technologies are used to perform
many chemical, physical, and size tests in order to guarantee a perfect
quality. Headwuartered in Piedmont and Veneto, near Italy's most important
production areas, Tessil Controll System can check fabrics also during their
production, in order to tackle possible problems since their origin.
Address: v. biella 34 salussola
(BI) 13885 Italy
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mr. Davide Deni
(Switzerland): Independent textile testing institute. Chemical analysis,
mechanical and electronic testing of fibers, yarns and fabrics, and consulting
on ecological management issues. English, German and French.
India: Leading textile testing laboratory carrying out analysis
for Yarn, Fabrics, Garments/Apparel, Dyes, Auxilliaries, Water & Eco-friendly
tests. They undertake inspection of garments and fabrics. They are also
buying agent for overseas buyers for clothing, fabrics, readymade garments,
accessories etc. Address: 301-304Premsons Industrial Estate, Caves Road,
Jogeshwari (E) Mumbai 400060 INDIA Phone # 91 22 28259190 Fax # 91 22 28265116
E-mail: [email protected]
or [email protected]
Contact: Ms. Meeta Shingala/V.Ramachandran
Texanlab (India): They are an independent
textile testing laboratory undertaking analysis of yarns, fabrics, garments,
textile processing chemicals and dyes. They also undertake the analysis
of various ecological parameters relevant in the textile industry.
Address: 3rd floor, Narmada, Laxmi Complex,Vartak Nagar, Pokhran Road No.1,
Thane 400 606 India Phone: 00-91(22)540 5973 or
00-91(22)540 5974 Fax: 00-91(22)540 5976 Email:
[email protected] Contact:
Mr. Ullhas Nimkar - CEO
Textile Testing and Conservation
International (Pakistan): For the Apparel
industry Textile Testing International has the capacity to not only test
but to also offer technical advice to the industry. Some of the basic
tests conducted are Dimensional stability to washing, Color fastness to:
Laundering / Washing, Water, Crocking, Light, Perspiration, Non-chlorine
bleach, Chlorine bleach, Pilling resistance, Flammability & Fiber analysis
etc. Address: 137-A, Faisal Town
Lahore-54500. PAKISTAN Tel: 0092-42-111-786-001 Fax: 0092-42-517-66-66 E-mail:
Contact: Aabid Mehmood
TV SD PSB Products Testing
(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.: Established in Germany 140 years
ago, TV SD is one of the world's leading technical services providers, offering
knowledge services, inspections, testing, expert opinions, certification
and training. Approximately 14,000 employees at over 600 locations worldwide
provide technology, system and know-how optimisation. The textiles,
clothing and footwear sectors present unique challenges. Fashion cycles
are fast. Competition is fierce. Regulations constantly evolve. That's why
speed to market, quality and price are vital for success. Ensure your products
meet global quality and safety standards. North 43 Building,
No. 556 Fa Sai Road Wai Gai Qiao FTZ Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200131 China
Phone:  21 50483138
Vartest Laboratories, Inc.:
they are an entirely independent, nationally and internationally accredited
organization having no commercial connections with manufacturers, processors,
converters, distributors or traders. They take pride in performing high
caliber tests, evaluations and services with complete objectivity, impartiality
and confidentiality. Nine laboratory sections cover the wide range of ASTM
and AATCC test methods and industry standards including fiber identification
and content, physical and chemical testing, colormetrics, biometrics, photonmetrics
and flammability. Routine maintenance and scheduled calibration of instruments
and equipment along with continual employee training ensures consistently
accurate test results. Vartest evaluates fibers, yarns, fabrics, apparel,
home furnishings, automotive and industrial textile products. Address:
19 West 36th St., 10th Floor New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 947-8391 Fax:
Yocom-McColl Wool Testing Labs: tests
raw wool for fiber diameter and yield to determine its best use in textile
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