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Footwear testing

When people buy footwear they have high expectations. They want it to be comfortable and safe, to perform well and to last. To help footwear brands, suppliers and retailers achieve this we have made it our business to be expert in the research and testing of footwear whole product, components and materials. We are the global leader in trusted test methods and offer the best technical support services for the footwear industry.

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PPE Testing

As well as testing PPE for the European market, we can evaluate PPE destined for markets in the USA, China and the rest of the world. Our facilities are equipped to test a wide range of products under varying conditions. We can also offer customers testing in purpose-built high visibility and heat and flame laboratories and an anechoic chamber for hearing protection. There are external and internal drop towers for fall arrest.

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Furniture testing

SATRA works with furniture manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to help ensure that materials and finished products perform in service to meet European and international legislation. The SATRA furniture testing laboratory is purpose-built and fully equipped to test a wide range of furniture used at home, for business and in public spaces.

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Automotive Components testing

The testing of automotive materials and components ensures that automotive interiors and exteriors are safe to use, fit for purpose and conform to automotive industry standards. SATRA can carry out a range of tests including physical, chemical, environmental, acoustic, flammability and colour for all automotive interior trim components and assemblies.

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Floor coverings testing

A comprehensive floor coverings testing and performance evaluation service is available for all types of flooring in both the domestic and commercial sectors. We can test to UK, European and International standards. SATRA is a Notified Body for EN 14041: 2005, and can assist in CE marking requirements under the Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC).

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Materials and Clothing testing

Materials testing, including textiles, fabrics and leather, assesses a wide range of properties including physical performance and durability, colour fastness, flammability, material type and content, chemicals, and the effects of washing and cleaning.

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Leathergoods and Luggage testing

Luggage testing and leathergoods testing ensures that products are safe to use, fit for purpose, that they meet product liability, environmental and other legislation, and that they conform to retail performance specifications.

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Toy testing

SATRA can test toys to the EN 71 series of test methods as well as conduct toy assessment against retail performance and environmental specification.

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Biodegradability & Disintegration Testing

Identifying sustainable end-of-life solutions for materials and products is a key challenge being faced today. SATRA offers a number of tests to determine if a material is biodegradable or compostable and can provide support on understanding what claims can be made about a particular material’s sustainability credentials.

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