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Class Leading Test Materials​

For over 40 years, we've supplied test materials to the highest standard of consistency, reliability and performance.

Global network

Buy your test materials from a James Heal Sales Channel Partner: for less hassle, locally available, customs-cleared stock, to maximise your investment

Quality assured

Two in-house laboratories to check every batch. Zero tolerance to non-conformance: product is not released unless it meets the specification.

Flexible pack sizes

Our extensive range means there will be a size suited to your level of testing. Pre-cut samples are available for a lot of our products, eliminating preparation time.

Material range

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AATCC Test Materials

A range of genuine AATCC test materials, for peace of mind that you're using the best

James Heal blue wool standards close up for Light Fastness Tester

Blue Wool Standards

​For light and weathering fastness testing, our Blue Wools are individually dyed wool pieces, each with a different degree of fastness to light. ​​We supply...

bursting strength test materials - rubber diaphragm

Bursting Strength Test Materials

​A selection of plain, reinforced and low-pressure diaphragms and verification foils. A range to test different pressures (including low pressure diaphragms) and to meet retailers'...

Crocking cloth

Crocking Cloth & Cotton Lawn

Used in a Crockmaster (Crockmeter) to check the amount of dye transfer, following a dry or wet rub fastness test

James Heal detergent powder for laundry textile testing


A comprehensive range of reference detergents, specified in many European and International standards, for ​colour fastness and shrinkage testing. Produced in-house by our own textile...


Grey Scales

​Grey Scales (Gray Scales) are used for assessing colour change and staining during colour fastness testing. Both scales are used for visual assessment to enable...

Close up image of James Heal makeweights test materials consumables for textile testing


​Makeweights, also known as 'ballast' or 'loading fabrics' are used to make up the load in washing, dry cleaning, dimensional stability, drying or durability tests....

Martindale Test Materials

Martindale Test Materials

We make original Martindale test materials and consumables, recommended for use on this family of instruments


Multifibre DW

​Multifibre Adjacent Fabric for a variety of Colour Fastness tests

James Heal multifibre test material consumable

Multifibre LW

​Multifibre LW Adjacent Fabric for a variety of Colour Fastness tests

Phenolic Yellowing

Phenolic Yellowing

Assess the potential of 'yellowing' with our test kits, which include glass plates, impregnated test papers, control fabrics, polythene film and greyscales.


Photographic Standards

Use our standard, graded photographs - which are still widely used for the assessment of specimens in evaluating surface changes after testing.

pilling tubes for orbitor tumble pilling tester

Pilling/Snagging Materials

Valid test results are only generated if steps are taken to minimise all variables in the process, such as using branded James Heal pilling and...


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Fast, reliable supply of products – wherever you are in the world with James Heal's network of global Agents & Distributors. Same-day delivery offered by most.

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Made and tested in-house

Reliable, accurate, consistent test results

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