Quality and safety for textiles, clothing, leather goods and footwear
The state-of-the-art UL laboratory in Cologne tests according to recognised test methods to ensure that their products fulfil all the relevant, international, country specific and regional regulations. We advise you on all levels – starting with raw materials such as fibres, yarns, textiles and leather skins, to components such as buttons and decorative elements, right up to finished garments. In this way, UL International GmbH test laboratory in Cologne has been a contact person for manufacturers and retailers alike for many years. In close collaboration with our customers, it is our objective to develop individual solutions, so that the due diligence corresponds to the legal framework conditions, risks are limited and the capital returns are maximised due to reliable quality systems.
Before items of clothing reach the consumers, they go through a series of test processes, which guarantee the manufacturer a quality product, and conformity with the regional legislation. The concrete test standards vary according to the article and local legislation of the markets. UL supports you in the holistic development of concepts for risk assessment and quality assurance of products.
In order to remain competitive in today’s market, companies must guarantee sustainable measures with regards to environmental compatibility, and protection of individuals. As a core competence, UL offers extensive product analyses in the area of chemical management, and advice on the complex requirements of regional directives and international laws.
We are happy to support you on topics such as the regulatory requirements like the REACH ordinance on risk and quality management in the supply chain, and the individual “Restricted Substances List“ (RSL) of our customers, which include the regulatory and the recommended test parameters for tests.
The quality management experts for physical, mechanical and colour fastness tests from UL help our customers to manage all phases of the global supply chain in the textile industry. What do you know for example about the inflammability of textiles? Most items of clothing and home textiles are inflammable. Did you know that the way a material burns sometimes depends on its fibre percentage?
The UL inspection and auditing services help you to optimise products within the whole global supply chain, reduce the risk of cost intensive recalls and protect your brand.