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Functional textile testing services

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

About functional textiles

Functional textiles are engineered for a wide variety of uses where performance is a key factor. They can provide extra comfort and have specific performance properties such as breathability, UV protection, quick dry and more. Given these qualities, functional textiles are widely used in active wear and sports wear, summer/ winter wear, outdoor/camping gear and, increasingly, in urban attire. The various functionalities applied need to be experienced by the end consumer. To ensure this, the functional textiles need to be tested to the correct standards with the right expertise.)

Functional textile testing enables manufacturers to determine the reliability of their products, thus ensuring that end consumers experience the specific function applied to a textile. The tests ensure that products are checked as per global standards so that manufacturers can access the key markets.

TÜV SÜD assures the quality of your product

By partnering with us, you benefit from our acclaimed track record in quality assurance and our extensive experience in textile product testing. With our wide-ranging experience and expertise, we can support you by selecting and performing the most accurate tests as per global standards, thereby eliminating performance failure issues. TÜV SÜD certification marks will also strengthen consumer confidence in your product.


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Ensure full labeling compliance with our Global labeling handbook.

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