PFOA assessment

When a consumer article is examined for risk components, we start by screening the sample for the presence of fluorine. If fluorine is detected, this may indicate the presence of residual PFOA, requiring further quantitative assessment.

Colour fastness

Colour fastness is an important demand and refers to the resistance of colour to fade or bleed of a dyed or printed textile materials to various types of influences including water, light, rubbing, washing, perspiration, etc. to which they are normally exposed during textile manufacturing and in daily use.

Scratch resistance

scratchboy detail

A simple, reproducible and effective technique to evaluate the hardness of coatings and other surfaces, such as floor coverings.

Electrostatic safety

Testing materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge.

Indoor air quality

Olivier & Karel

Centexbel runs VOC and formaldehyde measurements on home decoration materials according to :
EN ISO 16000-2, 9
ISO 16000-6
EN ISO 16017-1

Ignitability of furniture, beds, mattresses and bedding items

Flammability testing is one of the most important testing procedures within the textile industry because it has crucial safety implications in the event of a fire.