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Testing performance in a range of environments

Your want to ensure that your products live up to your claims and don't fail prematurely - so testing the relevant properties can predict effective life span, or at least provide assurance that the product will give the expected service and keep your customer happy.

The types of tests undertaken on outdoor tent and awning materials, includes:

  • colour fastness to light and weathering
  • water repellency
  • dimensional stability
  • flammability
  • wet abrasion
  • seam strength
  • tear strength
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Accurate, reliable, repeatable results - every time

Textile materials that are used in tents and awnings must be able to cope with a range of different weather conditions.

There are stringent quality controls in place for these products, to ensure product quality, safety and functionality to protect the wearer.

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Create confidence in your brand

Tent and awning manufacturers need to find ways to accurately replicate the conditions their products are put through in the real world. It’s crucial from a safety and comfort perspective, that these fabrics perform as they are intended – to repel water, wind and other environmental factors.

James Heal instruments enable you to carry out the necessary tests to validate claims and ensure intended performance, create consumer confidence and loyalty in your brand.

Since 1872 we've been on a mission to improve every aspect of materials testing, so our customers can achieve consistent and accurate results, every time. Our new Performance Testing Range has been designed for testing performance wear and technical textiles.