We have recently unveiled our latest investment in the future of textile innovation – a quarter of a million pound state-of-the-art new laboratory space. The UKAS-accredited space includes a range of new testing instruments and advanced machinery supplied by leading suppliers. It will greatly enhance our in-house testing capabilities.

Take a look inside our new laboratory:

Hainsworth’s protective fabrics meet and surpass international industry standards and are rigorously tested in our UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No 4122), to ensure consistency at all stages of the manufacturing process.

Our in-house laboratory offers a range of standard tests for evaluating specific textile properties both physical ( e.g. tensile / tear strength, rub tests) and chemical (e.g. colour fastness).

How will our leading laboratory facilities impact our protective fabrics?

  • We can carry out rigorous testing to ensure that our products are fit for use. For fabrics that are required to perform under pressure, this is crucial.
  • It will help us develop new products and new functional performance finishes. We pride ourselves on innovation, and will continue to lead in protective fabrics by making full use of the new laboratory.
  • We will optimise manufacturing processes and deliver consistently on quality, with in-house control over more processes.
  • It is an investment in the skills of our people, to ensure we attract and retrain the best technical team and apply their expertise to our products, including our protective fabrics.

Our in-house lab is where we test and learn how our fabric will perform in the harshest possible conditions emergency service professionals will face.

Debbie Parnaby – Laboratory Manager

We have also developed our own in-house test methods for instances where standard test methods do not exist to ensure that our fabric is able to cope with any potential situation on the frontline.

Our textile testing facility plays an integral part of new product development. 

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