Leading manufacturer of premium quality textile testing instruments and consumables worldwide, James Heal will showcase its innovative new collection of state of the art instruments at ShanghaiTex 2019, Stand W1H28. New additions to James Heal’s extensive testing instruments range will be showcased at the exhibition which runs 25-28 November. The new instruments will be unveiled on the James Heal stand for the first time to Asian customers at the exhibition. James Heal’s International Sales Manager Javier Manzano, Commercial Director Andrew Hemingway and a team of experts will be on the stand, supported by the firm’s long term partners in China and Hong Kong, Introtech.
The instruments making their Chinese market debut include WickView, ProDry and AquAbrasion from the performance testing range together with Titan, TruBurst and TruFade instruments. Titan Universal Testing Machine with TestWise™ software, available in 5kN and 10kN capacity models. A tensile tester suitable for testing a diverse range of applications – from apparel and non-wovens, to rubber and other non-textile materials. TruBurst Pneumatic Bursting Strength Tester with TestWise™ software and a range of bursting strength and fatigue tests suitable for knitted textiles, medical textiles, non-wovens, paper and plastics. TruFade is used to test the colour fastness to light of textiles, leather and other materials, simplifying a difficult area of light fastness testing to deliver consistent and accurate results.
WickView Moisture Management Tester is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses an advanced imaging system; to track and record the transfer of moisture through a garment; helping to understand its effectiveness at moisture management and wicking behaviour. Drying speed test instrument ProDry is used to verify the effective performance of fast drying fabrics, especially sportswear. AquAbrasion is a class-leading hybrid martindale instrument; which allows users to perform controlled wet abrasion testing for the first time; ideal for outdoor wear and textiles expected to perform when wet or damp.
‘China has a massive potential’
Amanda McLaren, Managing Director of James Heal, commented; “China is a hugely important market for us and the potential for growth is massive. We attend events in China every year; and not only is ShanghaiTex one of the most important trade fairs in China for textile application technology; but it is also a great international platform for innovations and future trends in textiles and fashion. We’re very excited to debut our new range of instruments to the Chinese market; and showcase some of our latest innovations.
McLaren said that they are constantly innovating and listening to the needs of the industry they serve; and they are totally committed to producing instruments capable of meeting and exceeding the needs of their customers; providing them with the quality to provide a competitive edge.
Over the past 145 years from its global headquarters Halifax in West Yorkshire in the UK; James Heal has established a reputation for the consistent high quality of its materials testing instruments; combined with expertise that spans multiple sectors from traditional textiles and smart fabrics to non-wovens, rubber, wood and plastic.