Quality Assurance For Transport Fabrics




Specialist test methods to ensure fabrics used for public and commercial transport are durable, flame retardant and will last their intended life-cycle.



What is classed as a transport fabric


The interiors of public and commercial transport vehicles, don’t just need to look good, they require a high level of technical and safety standards.


Transport fabrics come in various forms, flat-woven fabrics, moquettes, leathers, vinyls as well as a vast range of trimmings. More often than not, fabrics used in this public and commercial sector are bespoke and require different levels of testing depending on their end use.


These specialist fabrics can also used for a wide range of applications, such as: Buses, Trams, Trains, Underground tube, Airport Transfer services, Taxi cabs, Private hire vehicles, Airport waiting lounges, Public arenas, Hospital and medical waiting areas, Wheelchairs, Mobility vehicles, as well as Military applications.



Confidence in our fabric testing ability


Bureau Veritas has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to the testing of fabric products.


We provide stringent testing services to ensure we meet the latest regulatory requirements, as well as meeting the guidelines for various Government and Commercial specifications.


Our UKAS-accredited laboratory in Warrington, Cheshire, operates a comprehensive choice of testing services for consumer products, including safety, quality assurance, benchmarking and compliance.





Test methods to determine compliance


In conjunction with the relevant legal requirements, we offer a wide range of standard and bespoke testing services to verify the quality of fabrics used in public and commercial applications are of the standard required. 


Examples of which include 


PERFORMANCE TESTING

  •  Abrasion resistance
  •  Adhesive bond strength
  •  Resistance to staining
  •  Seam fatigue
  •  Colour fastness
  •  Strength of attachments


FLAMMABILITY TESTING

  •  Ignition susceptibility
  •  Burn rate
  •  Flame spread
  •  Combustibility
  •  Flash-over point


CHEMICAL TESTING

  •  Regulatory requirements such as REACH
  •  Product and manufacturing RSL
  • Analysis for azo-dyes, cadmium, chlorinated paraffins, chromium VI, dimethylfumarate, dimethylformamide, nickel release, organotins, pentachlorophenol



Click the image to download the latest Transport Fabric testing brochure





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