Pilling and Snagging

Complementary Test Materials

We aim to help you obtain accurate and consistent test results by supplying excellent instrumentation as well as compliant and easy-to-use test materials and accessories. Valid test results are only generated if steps are taken to minimise all variables in the process. You can benefit from our accumulated knowledge and expertise and avoid operational problems by using branded James Heal pilling and snagging test materials.

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Pilling & Snagging

This is the interior of an Orbitor pilling box - cork linings are supplied in sheets or mounted on aluminium or steel plates to suit different generations of instrument.

This is the interior of an M&S pilling drum - we supply for pilling: liners, ramps, half-size pilling tubes and locking rings, and for snagging: bead bags and snagging bars.

This is the interior of a SnagPod (snagging drum). We supply felt-covered tubes, locking rings, replacement snagging bars and sets of photographs for rating specimens.

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Use our woven and nonwoven felt pads (90 or 140mm diameter) when conducting pilling tests on Martindale.

Impulse random tumble pilling tester

Use our cork liners and other pilling consumables on Impulse and other Random Tumble Pilling Testers.

Use our cork linings and serial numbered pilling tubes in Orbitor pilling boxes.


Certificates of Conformity

Free Certificates

Most of our test materials come with free certificates of conformity. Download a real Pilling Tubes (Polyurethane Tubes) certificate of conformity to see for yourself. Log in or register an account with us to access all certificates.

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Pilling Conformity Certificate


Test Materials Brochure

Our Test Materials brochure contains in-depth information and specifications about our pilling and snagging consumables as well as our other textile testing consumables.


Corporate Brochure

Our corporate brochure contains details of our key instruments and other services.


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