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

AATCC Test Materials

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

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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...

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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...

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Crocking Cloth & Cotton Lawn

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

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Detergents

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...

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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...

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Makeweights

​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....

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Martindale Test Materials

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

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Multifibre

​Multifibre Adjacent Fabric for a variety of Colour Fastness tests

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Phenolic Yellowing

Yellowing test kit to assess the potential of 'yellowing'

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Photographic Standards

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

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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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A local expert service

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

Customs cleared stock

Less hassle, less expense - faster testing

Local competitive currency

Maximise your laboratory's investment