Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Extension of Testex testing unit & certification body for PPE
Extension of Testex testing unit & certification body for PPE
Feb '08
In the context of the 2008 inspection audit conducted by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS), TESTEX, the independent Swiss textile testing institute based in Zurich, has been able to extend the scope of its testing unit and product certification body for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The TESTEX certification body is also recognized in the EU (Notified Body 1726).

A number of different tests were again added to the existing scope of the testing unit (STS 228 - register) at the inspection audit. For example, due to the demand for fire tests, the test for compliance with EN ISO 15025:2003 (Protective Clothing "Protection against heat and flame - test method for limited flame spread) is now also included in the scope of accreditation.

The extension of the product certification body's scope has enabled TESTEX to expand its range of services to include certification of protective clothing for fire brigades in compliance with EN 469:2005+A1. In order to meet the requirements of PPE manufacturers in full, TESTEX will continue to expand the services provided by its certification body in future and adapt them to as many standards as possible.

The amendment to the agreement between Switzerland and the EU regarding the mutual recogni-tion of conformity assessments came into effect a year ago (1.2.2007). The so-called «Origin Clause» is thus no longer applicable and TESTEX can also certify products for the European mar-ket which have not been manufactured in Europe.

This means that Asian products, for example, can gain entry to the European market by virtue of TESTEX certification. Some modifications to the existing scope arise from updates to standards.


Must ReadView All

Md Siddiqur Rahman, president, BGMEA, addressing a press conference with other dignitaries. Courtesy: BGMEA

Apparel/Garments | On 29th May 2017

BGMEA asks govt for 5% incentive for 2 years in Budget

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association...

Textiles | On 29th May 2017

Special package creates 7,50,000 jobs in garment sector

The special garment package of Rs 6,000 crore that was introduced by...

Textiles | On 29th May 2017

Tintex, Bruckner bring new effects to knitted fabric

The textile company Tintex has joined hands with the system supplier...

Interviews View All

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search