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SGS Leicester is now the only independent, global textile testing laboratory based in the Midlands region of the UK.

SGS has long been established as the world’s leading inspection, testing, verification and certification company and the SGS laboratory in Leicester carries the flag for SGS soft lines for the UK and much of Western Europe.

SGS Leicester’s clients aren’t restricted to just the UK however, as customers come across the world for the unique capabilities of the laboratory. The laboratory conducts all of the usual tests for shrinkage, colour fastness, abrasion and pilling, as well as seam properties and fabric strength. Part of the laboratory’s appeal to its clients is its specialisation in niche areas, including thermal insulation testing (tog value), nightwear and upholstery flammability.

Furthermore, the chemistry laboratory carries out fibre identification and analysis of materials for fibre composition and formaldehyde content.

Specialists in the laboratory dissect knitted and woven fabrics to determine how they were made and analyse the yarns from which they were constructed; manually de-knitting socks and tights for example to withdraw yarns for further testing.

The laboratory boasts a dedicated customer service team who handle applications and queries quickly and personally, resulting in satisfied customers who come back time and again.

If the team receive testing they cannot carry out themselves, they have access to the wider global  network of SGS laboratories, of which they can call upon to ensure they meet the client’s needs.

The SGS laboratory in Leicester is accredited to ISO 17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and has recently undertaken its annual review, receiving positive remarks from the auditors in the process.

For more information contact:

Michelle Harrison

e: michelle.harrison@sgs.com

t: +44 (0)116 284 6780

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.