The Importance of Textile Testing for Sustained Quality

November 2020

By investing in fabric testing equipment, quality is put first at LTP Furniture. It all taps into the great focus on Quality Management Systems and further upgrades the know-how, lifting LTP to the next level.

Fabric quality inspection

Working in the contract furniture industry quality and on-time delivery performance is imperative. With more than 5.000 different fabric deliveries each year, it is vital that the received fabric has the highest quality to ensure high performance.

Therefore, LTP has invested in a machine which rolls through every inch of fabric entering the factory. By lighting the back, it is easy to detect any defects on the fabric. Once detected, it is marked to avoid when cutting. This ensures the best fabric quality on our final products.

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Fabric Testing Machine

An important part of making made-to-order furniture is to understand the composition and characteristics of the fabric.

A new testing machine is used to determine several fabric features, such as stretching, elongation, bending and tearing force of a fabric. Further it provides us data on each fabric tested, to further gain knowledge on its ability to stretch. By using this machine, it is possible to decrease the amount of ‘testing circles’ and samples, which will enable us to make testing of fabric suitability much faster. The aim is to save lead time, by shortening time on testing.

Gitana Kazbariene, Chief of Quality at Texdan, explains:

“Initially, we check all our fabrics according to existing standards in order to secure quality performance. By investing in the new Fabric Testing Machine, we now also optimize our processes, shortening time in testing circles”.
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Textile testing is a key in gauging product quality, ensuring regulatory compliance and assessing the performance of textile materials. It is a vital basic tool during the processing of a textile raw material into the product. It also helps distributors and consumers to determine the end product's quality.


If you want to learn more about our quality management systems, please contact Gitana Kazbariene, Chief of Quality, at

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