James H. Heal & Co. Ltd

Setting the Standard in textile testing since 1872

James Heal has been serving the textile industry for over 140 years, and uses their accumulated knowledge and expertise to provide extraordinary testing solutions. Specialising in the design and manufacture of textile testing laboratory instruments and Test Materials, James Heal products are made all under one roof and entirely in the UK – ensuring total quality control.

Sold in over 60 countries worldwide, James Heal products allow retailers to feel confident in the quality of garments wherever they are produced in the world.

TRUFADE

LIGHT FASTNESS TESTER

James Heal has combined years of accumulated engineering and applications expertise to create a light fastness tester which streamlines and simplifies a difficult area of colour fastness testing.

Light fastness or colour fastness to light is performed on textiles, leather or other materials in order to determine their resistance to colour change or fading due to sunlight exposure. TruFade from James Heal accurately replicates the damaging conditions that these textiles/materials face when exposed to light.

Every function of TruFade has been carefully designed with the user in mind – from its high performance air cooled lamps to its the interchangeable optical filters systems – TruFade is wholly standards compliant and delivers accurate and reliable light fastness test results every time.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/colour-fastness/trufade/

ELMATEAR

DIGITAL TEAR TESTER

James Heal’s Elmatear digital tear tester is a powerful and versatile instrument, capable of testing up to 128N. The Elmatear has been extensively re-designed with contemporary styling and a wide range of new features which offer real benefits – value, accuracy, safety and flexibility.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/elmatear/

GYROWASH

Used to evaluate colour fastness to washing, dry cleaning and chlorinated water of textile and leather specimens, the GyroWash range of colour fastness testers accentuates all that is synonymous with James Heal instruments: innovative engineering, versatility, ease of operation, affordability and reassuring longevity. With handling capacities of up to 20 vessels, the GyroWash requires no conversion parts or securing bars for fixing vessels to the rotor.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/en/gyrowash

MARTINDALE

ABRASION AND PILLING TESTER

James Heal’s innovative product design team has set a new standard with the Martindale 900 series abrasion and pilling testers.

The series includes three models, which can be fully populated with nine, five or two stations. Each combine the best in style, quality, affordability and functionality – introducing users to the next level in abrasion and pilling testing.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/martindale-900

TITAN

UNIVERSAL STRENGTH TESTER

Titan4 is an outstanding, fourth generation universal strength tester, designed specifically for testing textiles, nonwovens and leather in various forms: yarns, fabrics, garments and security of attachments.

Innovative engineering and intuitive understanding of your needs are combined to produce an aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic instrument, with intelligent, easy-to-use ‘TestWise’ test analysis software, an extensive range of specimen grips and a comprehensive library of international Standards and retailers’ own test methods. Protective cartridge load cells and tool-free interchangeable grips add to the Titan’s ease of use.

Click here for more information:  www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/titan/

TRUBURST

BURSTING STRENGTH AND FATIGUE TESTER

TruBurst2 is a fully pneumatic bursting and 3D fatigue tester, which comfortably exceeds the exacting requirements of ISO 13938-2, ASTM D3786 and of many other national and international standards.

The dual control model is also approved by Marks & Spencer and adidas.

The TruBurst is flexible and has the capability to test a broad range of materials including textiles, nonwovens, paper, board, plastics and medical products.

Click here for more information:  www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/truburst/

Test materials

James Heal’s dedicated in-house Test Materials Centre produces Test Materials to an extremely high standard and has rigorous quality checking procedures to ensure consistency of product. Producing Test Materials for colour fastness, physical and chemical testing, James Heal is able to offer tailor-made solutions for a range of testing activities, and products are available locally through an extensive network of global distributors.

For more information click here: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/test-materials/

After-sales service

James Heal have developed a global range of problem solving and value adding services to maintain the function and accuracy of testing instruments. A team of experienced instrument technicians work around the world to service and calibrate testing instruments to UKAS and ISO17025 standards – even those made by other manufacturers. An innovative online certificate system completes the package by allowing customers to access their certificates quickly and easily.

James H. Heal & Co. Ltd

Setting the Standard in textile testing since 1872

James Heal
Richmond Works, Lake View,
Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6EP, United Kingdom

James Heal has been serving the textile industry for over 140 years, and uses their accumulated knowledge and expertise to provide extraordinary testing solutions. Specialising in the design and manufacture of textile testing laboratory instruments and Test Materials, James Heal products are made all under one roof and entirely in the UK – ensuring total quality control.

Sold in over 60 countries worldwide, James Heal products allow retailers to feel confident in the quality of garments wherever they are produced in the world.

TRUFADE

LIGHT FASTNESS TESTER

James Heal has combined years of accumulated engineering and applications expertise to create a light fastness tester which streamlines and simplifies a difficult area of colour fastness testing.

Light fastness or colour fastness to light is performed on textiles, leather or other materials in order to determine their resistance to colour change or fading due to sunlight exposure. TruFade from James Heal accurately replicates the damaging conditions that these textiles/materials face when exposed to light.

Every function of TruFade has been carefully designed with the user in mind – from its high performance air cooled lamps to its the interchangeable optical filters systems – TruFade is wholly standards compliant and delivers accurate and reliable light fastness test results every time.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/colour-fastness/trufade/

ELMATEAR

DIGITAL TEAR TESTER

James Heal’s Elmatear digital tear tester is a powerful and versatile instrument, capable of testing up to 128N. The Elmatear has been extensively re-designed with contemporary styling and a wide range of new features which offer real benefits – value, accuracy, safety and flexibility.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/elmatear/

GYROWASH

Used to evaluate colour fastness to washing, dry cleaning and chlorinated water of textile and leather specimens, the GyroWash range of colour fastness testers accentuates all that is synonymous with James Heal instruments: innovative engineering, versatility, ease of operation, affordability and reassuring longevity. With handling capacities of up to 20 vessels, the GyroWash requires no conversion parts or securing bars for fixing vessels to the rotor.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/en/gyrowash

MARTINDALE

ABRASION AND PILLING TESTER

James Heal’s innovative product design team has set a new standard with the Martindale 900 series abrasion and pilling testers.

The series includes three models, which can be fully populated with nine, five or two stations. Each combine the best in style, quality, affordability and functionality – introducing users to the next level in abrasion and pilling testing.

Click here for more information: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/martindale-900

TITAN

UNIVERSAL STRENGTH TESTER

Titan4 is an outstanding, fourth generation universal strength tester, designed specifically for testing textiles, nonwovens and leather in various forms: yarns, fabrics, garments and security of attachments.

Innovative engineering and intuitive understanding of your needs are combined to produce an aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic instrument, with intelligent, easy-to-use ‘TestWise’ test analysis software, an extensive range of specimen grips and a comprehensive library of international Standards and retailers’ own test methods. Protective cartridge load cells and tool-free interchangeable grips add to the Titan’s ease of use.

Click here for more information:  www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/titan/

TRUBURST

BURSTING STRENGTH AND FATIGUE TESTER

TruBurst2 is a fully pneumatic bursting and 3D fatigue tester, which comfortably exceeds the exacting requirements of ISO 13938-2, ASTM D3786 and of many other national and international standards.

The dual control model is also approved by Marks & Spencer and adidas.

The TruBurst is flexible and has the capability to test a broad range of materials including textiles, nonwovens, paper, board, plastics and medical products.

Click here for more information:  www.james-heal.co.uk/store/testing-instruments/physical-testing/truburst/

Test materials

James Heal’s dedicated in-house Test Materials Centre produces Test Materials to an extremely high standard and has rigorous quality checking procedures to ensure consistency of product. Producing Test Materials for colour fastness, physical and chemical testing, James Heal is able to offer tailor-made solutions for a range of testing activities, and products are available locally through an extensive network of global distributors.

For more information click here: www.james-heal.co.uk/store/test-materials/

After-sales service

James Heal have developed a global range of problem solving and value adding services to maintain the function and accuracy of testing instruments. A team of experienced instrument technicians work around the world to service and calibrate testing instruments to UKAS and ISO17025 standards – even those made by other manufacturers. An innovative online certificate system completes the package by allowing customers to access their certificates quickly and easily.

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