Vartest Laboratories, Inc. was one of the first laboratories to be added to the CPSIA’s list of accredited laboratories in 2008, and our GCMS, spectroscopy, and micro EDS/XRF equipment is capable of detecting lead, phthalates, and other toxic materials with superb accuracy across a variety of materials, as well as mapping the presence of lead and other chemical elements in complex products.
Vartest Laboratories is fully accredited and equipped to perform color assessment, durability, and other testing on high-visibility materials and garments, under standards specified in ANSI/ISEA 107-2010, ANSI/ISEA 207-2006, ASNZS 1906.4, ASNZS 4824, ASNZS 4967, CSA Z96-09, EN 471-2003, and EN 469-2005/A1.
Vartest Laboratories, Inc. is able to provide manufacturers of military textiles with the testing necessary to ensure that military products meet the rigorous standards for proper resistance or adaptation to variables such as temperature, force, humidity, infection, and others.
With a long history of service to the New York apparel and textile industries, Vartest provides, among other services, moisture and thermal management testing, ILAC/MRA ISO 17025 test reports to support Certificates of Compliance, and tests for fiber content, seam, colorfastness, and overall garment performance.
Vartest is able to perform all of the required testing necessary for contract (ACT) and residential upholstery, furniture textiles, wall coverings, drapery products, bedding, coverlets, bedspreads, and other associated products.
Vartest provides microbiological certification, fabric construction as received and after refurbishment, and chemical treatment analysis for health care textile products, and is fully equipped and experienced in testing and evaluating all aspects of fabrics and their end products for hotel and contract applications.
Vartest’s state-of-the-art equipment and methods are available for a wide variety of miscellaneous and specialty projects, including but not limited to defect analysis, hair treatments, and color grading.
Vartest has a strong proven capability in fiber ID services, from SEM identification of cashmere fiber and other specialty fiber, to identification of chemical finishes. Our comprehensive fiber reference library is second to none.