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Abrasion/Pilling Tester accelerates routine laboratory testing.

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June 12, 2014 - To accommodate different levels of testing, Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester comes in 3 models: Mini-Martindale 1302, Midi-Martindale 1305, and 9-station Maxi-Martindale 1309. Hinged top plate on latter allows access to all testing stations. Products are designed for testing woven and knitted textiles as well as nonwovens, socks, gloves, cords and straps, carpets, leather, wood, high-pressure laminates, painted surfaces, and others, whether dry or wet. Intuitive UI facilitates setup.

Original Press Release

James Heal Launches Martindale 1300 Series

Press release date: June 4, 2014

James Heal continues to impress testing experts throughout the world with their latest Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester. This masterpiece of precision engineering demonstrates James Heal's commitment to simplify and accelerate routine laboratory testing.

The Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester has evolved over several decades offering improved design and intuitive operating features for users. Every detail and every touch point has been created with the user in mind.
Available in three sizes to accommodate different levels of testing, the new 1300 Series includes the Mini-Martindale 1302 model, the Midi-Martindale 1305 model and the 9 station Maxi-Martindale 1309 model.

Commenting on the new collection, David Repper, Managing Director of James Heal explains "the 1300 Martindale Series is an absolute pleasure to use and the stylish design will enhance the appearance of any laboratory to help create confidence in the minds of customers."

New features include a hinged top plate on the Maxi-Martindale model, which allows access to all testing stations.

Simple to use, the Martindale 1300 Series features an intuitive user interface that enables quick and easy set up.

Historically developed for testing woven and knitted textiles, the Martindale tester is used for many different materials, including nonwovens, socks, gloves, cords and straps, carpets, leather wood high pressure laminates, painted surfaces and for many other applications (either dry or wet).

James Heal instruments are used around the world by many well-known retailers renowned for high quality standards including Next, BHS, Marks & Spencer, Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton. The company supplies instruments to almost all of the world’s car manufacturers plus numerous textile and garment manufacturers around the world.

First unveiled at Techtextil North America in Atlanta, the Maxi Martindale will also be on show at ITMA Asia in June where visitors will be able to see James Heal personnel demonstrating the new model along with other testing instruments for physical and colour fastness testing.

Designed using the expertise and knowledge of a talented team of industrial, mechanical and electronic designers, the new Martindale 1300 series demonstrates James Heal's commitment to create "extraordinary testing solutions".

About James Heal:
Established in 1872, James Heal has been serving the textile industry for more than 140 years. Specialising in the design and manufacture of textile testing laboratory instruments and Test Materials, the precision engineering company’s products are made all under one roof and entirely in the UK.

Based in Halifax the company supply equipment to textile and garment manufacturers worldwide, many of whom supply retailers renowned for high quality standards including Next, Marks & Spencer, Louis Vuitton, and the majority of the world’s major car manufacturers.

James Heal products and services are sold in over 60 countries worldwide, through an extensive network of exclusive local agents and distributors.

Manufactured from component level up, James Heal’s high quality precision instruments and associated products allow retailers to feel confident in the quality of garments wherever they are produced in the world.

The company comprises of four core divisions: Testing Instruments, Test Materials, Service and Calibration and Technical Assistance, meaning that a complete service is offered to customers.

The company is multi award-winning and has recently won a second highly prestigious Queen’s Award to add to an already large collection of accolades.

With an ethos based on quality in design and technological innovation, the company’s watchword is ‘to innovate, not imitate’. For more information, please

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