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From one Academy to Another

15 September 2014

Cian Timmins, one of our relatively new apprentices in the James Heal Academy has experienced a hectic and extremely energetic month as he recently signed for local side Halifax Rugby League FC and … more

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Our Test Materials images get a 'Make-over'.

15 September 2014

We decided recently to create a new set of images for our extensive range of consumables and worked with a local photographer, Jon Hutchings of Jam Photographic, to produce new photographs of our … more

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New James Heal Brochures

27 May 2014

We have an updated Corporate Catalogue and a brand new Test Materials brochure.

The new Corporate Catalogue features all of our key testing instruments and new models including our … more

Tags: catalogue, brochure

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Test Materials Video

15 April 2014

We have recently launched a video to promote Test Materials that we manufacture and sell to complement our testing instruments. We are proud to promote the fact that our testing consumables … more

Tags: Test Materials, company video, consumables

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Textile Testing Group sees Significant Growth

13 March 2014

The LinkedIn Textile Testing Group, which was set-up by James Heal in May 2010, has experienced significant and record growth in membership in the first three months of 2014, with over 200 new … more

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GyroWash Video

13 February 2014

We have recently launched a video to promote GyroWash, our washing and dry cleaning colour fastness tester.

The video incorporates a number of photos of the GyroWash with short captions about the … more

Tags: Gyrowash, Video, Social Media, YouTube, colour fastness testing

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New James Heal Vehicle

09 January 2014

Look out for the new James Heal van which will be used for deliveries and collections throughout the UK.

Featuring striking graphics to promote James Heal, the vehicle will accommodate all … more

Tags: James Heal van, James Heal Service and Calibration

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University of Leeds Visit James Heal

19 December 2013

We were delighted to welcome two prestigious visitors from the University of Leeds this month. Professor Chris Carr, the Head of School and Chair of Textile Technology, together with Professor … more

Tags: University of Leeds, Textile Industry, Innovation in Textiles

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New James Heal Catalogue

28 November 2013

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new corporate catalogue. Our brochure features all our key Testing Instruments as well as information about our complementary Test Materials and Service … more

Tags: James Heal Catalogue, Extraordinary Testing Solutions

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James Heal & TEKO - Supporting the Future Textile Industry

11 October 2013

TEKO, VIA University College have been using James Heal Testing Instruments and Test Materials for over 20 years in their training facilities.

TEKO, VIA UC is Scandinavia’s largest design and … more

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The Hohenstein Institute & James Heal - A Historic Partnership

10 September 2013

Headquartered in a 300 year old castle, the Hohenstein Institute is a world-leading research and teaching facility for the textile and clothing industry and commercial textile care. … more

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Service and Calibration

23 August 2013

Service and Calibration is the after sales support division within James Heal offering maintenance and assistance to customers throughout the world.

Our support team includes instrument technicians … more

Tags: Service and Calibration, calibration of test instruments

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Made in Britain

31 July 2013

Since the success of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic games and the Queen's jubilee celebrations, there feels to be a renewed sense of pride in Britain, and this enthusiasm seems to have … more

Tags: Made in Britain, British Textiles

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Textile Testing Knowledge and Expertise

25 June 2013

At James Heal we are dedicated to supporting customers with all their testing needs. We are particularly knowledgeable about textile and garment testing and we have a number of textile testing … more

Tags: Textile Testing, testing textiles experts, garment testing, textile testing equipment

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Replacing Glassware in Light Fastness Instruments

24 May 2013

Our Test Materials Centre Manager Craig Taylor discusses the changing of glassware in light fastness instruments and its importance.

"As textile testing professionals we are all aware of the … more

Tags: light fastness testing, blog

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A Simple Guide to Colour Fastness Testing

07 May 2013

This blog is a simple explanation of colour fastness testing with reference to some of the related James Heal instruments.

Colour fastness testing is undertaken to measure the level of fading or … more

Tags: colour fastness testing, light fastness testing, rub fastness testing, wash fastness testing

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James Heal Gets Social

07 March 2013

James Heal's social media channels are growing.

We've established our own channel on YouTube, where we have a range of videos including product animations, our corporate film 'Extraordinary Testing … more

Tags: Textile Testing, Social Media, Marketing

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We're in the know

07 February 2013

Knowledge and Expertise as Standard

The James Heal workforce is made up of many talented and knowledgable people, who work together and with customers to create innovative testing solutions.

We … more

Tags: Standards

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James Heal Goes Global

18 January 2013

As a business, we travel thousands of miles every year to exhibit at expos relating to the textile testing and nonwoven industries, and last year exhibited all over the world - from the USA to … more

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James Heal Videos

13 December 2012

James Heal Goes Digital With a Suite of Corporate Videos

At James Heal we understand that customers want to know who they are buying from and they want to gain confidence in the company. With this … more

Tags: Videos

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More than just service engineers...

01 November 2012

Mark, James Heal Service and Calibration Manager, discusses the role our service and calibration engineers play when they're travelling the world.

Our engineers really get to see some sights and … more

Tags: Service and Calibration

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ISO 6330 Suds Levels

14 September 2012

Below, our Technical Manager Peter Goodwin provides some useful guidance on the suds levels required according to ISO 6330, and how to measure them on the Wascator FOM71 CLS.

Wascator FOM71 CLS … more

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Supporting Team GB

27 July 2012

We're looking forward to seeing Team GB at the Olympics opening ceremony tonight in London. They'll be wearing official formalwear that has been created by our customers NEXT.

The British … more

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Producing Clothes or Toys for the EU

26 July 2012

Do you produce clothing or toys for the European Union? If the answer is "yes" then you're probably already working to the guidelines of RAPEX.

The recent RAPEX (the Community Rapid Information … more

Tags: Safety, Standards

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ISO 6330:2012 Update

11 July 2012

Following our previous post "Major changes to ISO 6330 coming soon!" we thought it was time for an update.

Technical Manager Peter Goodwin discusses the changes in more detail....

The new standard … more

Tags: Standards

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The James Heal Academy

29 June 2012

James Heal understands the importance of its skilled workforce, and despite globally tough economic times has decided to invest in the recently established James Heal Academy.

There are currently a … more