Toys: Drop test

This test assesses the appearance of cracks or tears or whether any parts come loose after a cycle of 5 drops from a height of 85 cm.

Toys: Material cleanliness

Toys and material used in toys shall be visually clean and free from infestation. The material shall be assessed visually by the unaided eye rather than under magnification.

Toys: Compression test

Any accessible area on the surface of a toy (for example a toy driver inside a toy truck) that is inaccessible to flat surface contact during the drop test shall be subjected to a compression test.

Toys: soaking test

The EN 71-1 soaking test is intended to assess the effect of saliva.

Motorcycle clothing and gloves

Centexbel provides testing on motorcycle clothing and gloves according to standard EN17092 series(clothing) and EN13594:2015 (gloves).

Respiratory mask testing

Centexbel is accredited by BELAC to perform the tests EN 149: 2001 + A1: 2009 in view of CE certification of FFP masks

Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of textiles

With its new Solar Light’s Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) Analyzer, SPF-290AS, Centexbel determines the UPF values of sun protecting fabrics and clothing.

Colour fastness to hand sanitizer

The massive use of alcohol-containing hand sanitizers may affect the colour fastness of textiles that are touched by disinfected hands: clothing, upholstery and bedding textiles.

Coronavirus community mask - testing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of washable fabric face masks is recommended for the population. What criteria can apply to these masks to provide optimal protection?

Abrasion Resistance of Protective Gloves

Abrasion-resistant gloves must be used as personal protective equipment (PPE) in any environment where workers face a significant exposure to abrasive material. EN 420 – Occupational Protective Gloves, General Requirements – defines the requirements for all protective gloves (except electrical and medical gloves) for glove construction, cleaning, comfort and efficiency, marking and information.