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TÜV Rheinland opens new Fibre Composition Laboratory in the heart of Derbyshire

Derbyshire | 05 June, 2023

TÜV Rheinland opens new Fibre Composition Laboratory in the heart of Derbyshire

Fibre Composition Analysis / Covering main core industry fibre types such as cotton, wool or polyester / Mandatory, legal testing for regulation EN 1007 / 2011 within European Norm following the test methodology within BS EN ISO 1833 series / One of four laboratories in the UK / provides new option for UK testing without out of country sub-con need /

TÜV Rheinland has opened a new textile testing laboratory in the heart of Derbyshire. In addition to the existing colour fastness testing, physical, mechanical and stability testing, TÜV Rheinland can now also offer Fibre Composition Analysis in the UK. It is one of only four laboratories within the UK and provides a new option for UK testing without an out of country sub-con need.

“It is obligatory that textile products in the EU and UK are labelled to declare the fibre composition”, explains Joanne Brown from TÜV Rheinland. Labels must be firmly attached to products and must detail the fibre composition percentages with clear text, uniform lettering and a clear separation between the information on textile composition and other information, such as product care. “This is to create full transparency for customers regarding fibre composition of textiles.” Furthermore, this is to ensure compliance to the Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products.

TÜV Rheinland is expanding its existing testing portfolio in the UK in the area of textile testing. It is the fourth location in the country where mandatory, legal testing within BS EN ISO 1833 can be carried out. Textile companies and clients thus benefit from an all-in-one solution. Where previously several laboratories, some from different suppliers, had to be approached, everything can now be done from a single source. This saves on logistics and shipping costs and thus also protects the environment.

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