ThermaPlate scorch tester, sublimation tester, colour fastness tester

ThermaPlate scorch tester, sublimation tester, colour fastness tester


Colour fastness and thermal stability tester

For textile laboratories, dyehouses and finishers the James Heal ThermaPlate (Scorch Tester) offers full flexibility, enabling users to test colour fastness, sublimation fastness and thermal stability for all known retailers and international methods on the same instrument.

The size of the hotplate on this scorch tester (210mm x 210mm) allows for standards which require a larger sample, for example M&S P10.

Touchscreen User Interface

When designing the Touchscreen we worked closely with users and our textile technologists to produce an intuitive touchscreen that makes the ThermaPlate very easy to operate. Set up is intuitive and navigation is quick, which ensures the set-up of a test is simple. The familiar feel of a touchscreen is similar to devices used everyday to ensure minimal training.

Touchscreen Features

Further features of the ThermaPlate Touchscreen User Interface include:

  • Minimal training time and increased user efficiency, as the touchscreen is totally intuitive.
  • A toughened glass cover to withstand demanding laboratory conditions including scratches and dropped weights
  • An enjoyable user experience - clean and clear settings make setting up a test simple.


The Touchscreen can be set to 9 different languages, accessed through the Settings menu. These are:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Bengali
  • Italian
  • Hindi
  • Turkish
James Heal ThermaPlate scorch tester - independant plates

The top and bottom plates are independently controlled and can be heated separately, suitable for standards such as ISO 105-X11 and AATCC 133.

ThermaPlate Colour Fastness and Thermal Stability Scorch Tester - User safety

A range of features ensure the ThermaPlate is optimised for user safety, including cool exterior surfaces and a warning light for temperatures over 60°c.

ThermaPlate - Colour fastness tester, thermal stability tester, scorch tester - precise timings

A timer is activated by pressing the Start button on the Touchscreen once the lid is closed and the plates are at temperature or automated when the lid is closed.

ThermaPlate Thermal Stability Tester, Colour Fastness Tester, Scorch Tester - Specimen platform

The specimen platform is useful for assembling composite specimens and for the quick removal of hot specimens ready for efficient testing of the next specimen.

ThermaPlate Scorch Tester - thermocouple for M&S P10 standard

A temperature measuring kit allows the operator to perform verification checks on the hot plates to confirm they are working correctly between calibration visits.

ThermaPlate thermal stability and colour fastness tester with full range of test materials

A full range of test materials for the ThermaPlate are sized to achieve the correct operating pressure, to reduce preparation time.

ThermaPlate Scorch Tester for colour fastness and thermal stability testing - easy to calibrate

Easy to Calibrate

  • The top plate is designed so that its weight (and the subsequent pressure on the specimen) can be easily checked
  • The instrument is supplied with an ISO Certificate of Calibration, confirming accurate testing
  • We offer annual service and calibration visits to maintain the reliability and accuracy of the instrument
  • The temperature measurement kit checks the plates in between calibration visits


Support Services

We understand that you are looking for a full package so we offer complete support for the full life of your Thermaplate:

  • Installation
  • Training
  • Breakdown Support
  • Applications Support
  • Spare Parts
  • Service and Calibration

Find out more about our full support services.

Accessories and Spares

With tests ranging from dry heat shrinkage to sublimation fastness you will need quality test materials to get the very best from your ThermaPlate. We recommend using genuine James Heal materials to ensure accuracy of testing. The following test materials complement ThermaPlate:

  • European Multifibre
  • American Multifiber
  • Woven Felt
  • Cotton Limbric
  • ISO Grey Scales for Colour Change and Staining
  • AATCC Gray Scales for Color Change and Staining

Find out more about our Test Materials.


ThermaPlate Flyer

Further information on the the key benefits and the dimensions of the ThermaPlate, Colour Fastness and Stability Tester, is available on this flyer.


Corporate Brochure

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


James Heal Brochure.pdf