Home Textile & Upholstery
Your industry, our focus
Eurofins provides a complete range of leather and textile upholstery tests. We offer fabric and foam testing. We also offer you compliance support with different upholstery regulations around the world.
Textiles used in a domestic environment, be they in interior decoration and furniture, carpeting, products used for protection against the sun, cushion materials, fireproofing, floor and wall coverings, textile reinforced structures/fittings and every type of upholstery can be tested by Eurofins.
Home textiles include a wide range of products including:
- Bedding and curtains
- Sleeping bags
- Home furnishing fabrics
- Pillows and pillow covers
- Cushion and cushion covers
- Carpets and rugs
- Wall hangings
- Table cloths and mats
- Kitchen linen and kitchen accessories
- Bathroom accessories
In today's competitive business environment, it is unacceptable for high value leather upholstery to fail in use. Our Eurofins laboratories provide a complete range of leather upholstery tests to prevent failure. Eurofins |BLC is a Technical Competence Center specialise in leather furniture.
Currently leather upholstery accounts for around 40-50% of all upholstered furniture sold. Many manufacturers and retailers could benefit from a better understanding of how to buy leather and sell leather furniture. The highest number of consumer complaints comes from the leather upholstery sector. Typical examples include finish cracking, colour loss/transfer, bagginess or a change in appearance. A simple range of performance tests can ensure that leather furniture does not fail either in store or in use. Every batch of leather used to make up leather furniture should be checked for light fastness, colour fastness, finish adhesion, flex endurance and strength.
Eurofins can provide
- Test leather to determine performance
- Identify problems with furniture and arbitrate in consumer claims
- Tests for restricted chemicals such as DMF (Dimethyl fumarate)
Contact us for further information and to discuss your testing needs.