A row of James Heal's textile testing instruments - ProMace, ProView, Martindale, TruBurst and Impulse


For 145 years we've built a reputation for the consistent high quality of our materials testing instruments. Our expertise spans multiple sectors: from traditional textiles, to smart fabrics, non-wovens, rubber, wood and plastic.

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Faster, smarter testing

1 Advanced software
2 Precision engineered
3 Technical expertise
TruFade light fastness tester
TruFade light fastness tester open chamber


Xenon Arc Light Fastness Tester with TestWise Touch

  • Simplifies a difficult area of testing
  • Delivers consistent and accurate results
  • Pre-loaded standards including ISO 105-B02 and ISO 105-B04
  • Now with onboard weathering
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TruFade Light fastness tester right hand side

R&D market leaders​

We continually invest in research and development: listening to, and acting on customer needs. Never one to follow the status quo; we have always innovated, led with integrity, and put customer needs first. These core values are what’s helped us stay successful all these years.

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World class support

​As textile technologists ourselves, we know that providing the best instruments is only half the equation. Our range of support options give you reassurance that should a problem arise, we’re here to help - wherever you are in the world.

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