James Heal is Excited to Be Exhibiting for the First Time at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (ORWM) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, this event brings together the world's leading winter and outdoor retailers, and is described as 'Attracting thousands of buyers, top winter and summer sports manufacturers and the newest innovative outdoor gear'.

From 21st to 24th January, the James Heal Business Development Manager, Lisa Earnshaw, will be teaming up with ATI - Advanced Testing Instrument, the company's exclusive sales and service representative in North America, to promote their range of textile testing instruments designed to ensure winter sports gear performs to the high expectations demanded by the end customer.

The James Heal stand at ORWM 2015 will emphasize to manufacturers the criticality of using the highest quality of precision testing instruments to ensure their outdoor clothing and equipment live up to exacting standards, in terms of design and performance, when subjected to the extreme environments to which these garments are exposed.

All those planning to attend Outdoor Retailer Winter Market should stop by stand 255-218 to see what James Heal can offer the Outdoor Sportswear market.  The company will be demonstrating key instruments and Lisa will be available to discuss how James Heal extraordinary testing solutions can benefit the outdoor sportswear industry.

What's On Show?

Instruments on show at this exhibition will be:

Martindale 1309 -  the company's abrasion and pilling tester which can be used to test abrasion and pilling levels on cycling trousers, walking socks, knitted hats, scarves and gloves, baselayers, collars on sportswear, cords and straps on walking equipment as well as many other fabrics and leather products.

Elmatear – an extremely versatile digital tear tester, originally designed for testing textiles and can be used to test the strength of a wide array of textile products, including tents and parachutes, as well as other fabric and non-woven products.

TruBurst – a pneumatic bursting strength and fatigue tester is used to measure the burst strength of the elbows and knees of cycling gear and skiwear, and the stretch and recovery of Lycra items such as swimming costumes and gymwear.  It can also be used on medical products such as blister packs and mosquito nets, and other textiles, nonwovens and plastics. 


UK based James Heal combine expertise, design and innovation to create "extraordinary testing solutions".

Established in 1872, the company has served the textile industry for more than 140 years. We are the world leader in the design and manufacture of precision textile testing laboratory instruments - supported by a comprehensive range of Test Materials.

James Heal products and services are sold in over 60 countries. Our objective is to produce testing instruments and test materials which simplify and accelerate routine laboratory testing and set the standard within our industry.

The company comprises of three core divisions offering customers a complete service:


All our instruments are designed and manufactured entirely within our facilities in the UK and our expertise and innovation drives new product development enabling us to meet the needs of the customer.


We also manufacture and supply Test and Reference Materials of unrivalled quality, which are totally compliant with the relevant standards and specifications.


Our customers are fully supported by our global after-sales Service Calibration division which offers dedicated customer support across the world – our instrument technicians bringing expert care and calibration right into your laboratory.

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