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SGS Launches Full Scope Footwear Testing at its Softline Laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey

14 Jun, 2022

SGS has expanded its softlines' services to include the full scope of footwear testing at its laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey.

The service provides manufacturers, retailers and brands in the US (and beyond) with local access to the testing of leather and synthetic materials, finished footwear, bags, belts and other accessories.

New Footwear Testing Capabilities

The enhanced capability covers the full scope of footwear testing, from development through to the finished product. Below is a sample of just a few of the tests we offer:

  • Insulation against cold: ISO 20344
  • Outer Sole Abrasion (DIN): TM 174
  • Upper – Outsole Bonding Strength: TM 411
  • Slip Resistance: ASTM F2913
  • Water Resistance Flexing: TM77

In addition, the expanded service can support companies in undertaking spot checks of in-store inventories, building consumer trust, and validating product claims, such as slip resistance and waterproofing.

Louann Spirito, US & Canada Softlines Business Head, said, “We are proud to expand SGS’s capability, knowledge and excellence in footwear testing to our Fairfield, NJ location.

“Thanks to our global network, this enhanced testing capability covers the test methods and standards set by various countries and will be welcomed by manufacturers, retailers and brands looking to increase the global distribution of their footwear and accessories.”

SGS Softlines and Accessories Services

SGS offers a wide range of services to the softlines and accessories industry, at every stage of the value chain, with services to help them meet the requirements of regulators, distributors, retailers and consumers around the world. The company helps to ensure the quality, safety and sustainability of products, and their mode of distribution, to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as the demands of the market.

Softlines and accessories solutions cover:

  • Textiles and clothing
  • Shoes (and other footwear)
  • Bags and accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Linens and towels

For more information visit Softlines and Accessories.

For further information, please contact:

Gerald Stephens
Marketing Manager
Connectivity & Products
t: +1 973 575 5252

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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