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SGS Expands Softlines Testing Capabilities at Central England Laboratory

Consumer CompactSoftlinesJuly 05, 2022

SGS has recently expanded its operations in Leicester, United Kingdom, with the opening of a new ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory dedicated to softlines testing.

Situated near the UK’s second-largest concentration of textile and fashion manufacturing businesses, the new laboratory provides an increase in capacity and capabilities for the full range of apparel, household textiles, accessories and raw materials. With three onsite technical experts, they also offer comprehensive training and consultancy services to support operators across the textile industry.

Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Established: 2017
Size: 6,400 sq feet
Employees: 14


Serving national and international clients, we test candles and the full range of softline products, including:

  • Textiles – including upholstery, linen, towels and foam for home furnishings
  • Apparel
  • Bags and accessories
  • Raw materials – such as loose fiber and yarn

Key Services

Our comprehensive testing solutions for textiles include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Color and durability testing
  • Fiber analysis – including Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI) testing
  • Flammability testing
  • Performance testing
  • Physical testing
  • Technical advice & regulatory guidance

Our experts provide technical verification, product certification, quality improvement and technology development services, working in partnership with our clients to develop and deliver safe, high-quality products that conform to recognized national and international standards.

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For more information, please contact:

Michelle Harrison
Laboratory Manager
SGS Leicester
t: +44 (0)116 284 6780

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