Upholstery testing videos

Upholstery Testing Videos

Our experts conduct a wide range of upholstery testing. To get an insight into testing procedures there are a number of short videos below to show various tests in actions and the procedures involved.

Upholstery Testing

See various tests in action, across foams and textiles

BS EN ISO 3385

Foam Testing

Testing to BS EN ISO 3385 Flexible cellular polymeric materials. Determination of fatigue by constant-load pounding

The test is set to 80,000 cycles at 750 newtons, and shows the change in hardness and thickness.

BS EN ISO 12947-2:2016

Textile Abrasion

Testing to BS EN ISO 12947-2:2016 Textiles. Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method. Determination of specimen breakdown

3,000 cycles for assessment of colour change. Max 40,000 cycles for severe contract level

BS EN ISO 105-B02:2014

Colour Fastness to Light Test

How our experts test to BS EN ISO 105-B02:2014 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test

BS EN ISO 105-X12:2016

Colour Fastness to Rubbing

Testing to BS EN ISO 105-X12:2016 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to rubbing

One wet and one dry white cotton fabric is subjected to 10 cycles before assessment

BS EN ISO 12945-2:2020

Fabric Pilling Tests

Testing to BS EN ISO 12945-2:2020 Textiles. Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting. Modified Martindale method

Assessment is taken at 2,000 cycles

BS EN ISO 105-E01:2013

Testing colour fastness to water

Testing to BS EN ISO 105-E01:2013 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. Colour fastness to water

The sample is sewn together with a test fabric and submerged in treated water. Then the sample is place flat in-between clear plastic at a compressed force in an oven for 4 Hours.

After this the sample is hung to dry. This helps us establish if there is any colour transfer from the sample to the test fabric.