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History

History

History

SDL Atlas is the combination of several market leaders in the textile
testing industry.

Atlas has had a long and close relationship in the American textile industry including being the first corporate member of AATCC. This relationship lead to the development and manufacture of numerous specialized textile testing instruments including the AATCC Launder-Ometer, Crockmeter, Accelerotor, Scorch Tester, and Perspiration Tester.

SDL, with its history back to the Shirley Institute and Shirley Development Laboratories, has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of testing instruments. The well known SDL catalog gives customers at all levels of the textile industry a single source for their testing needs.

The HK and China division, previously known as SafQ, was a division of Intertek. This group offers local sales and support throughout China. Testing instruments are also offered to other industries for weathering, strength, and electrical products.

The addition of Textile Innovators to the group brings a strong line of testing supplies and consumables. These consumables serve the textile industry as well as the home appliance industry.

The result is a company that has a great deal of knowledge and experience in the textile testing industry and standards organizations. This enables SDL Atlas to bring a broad line of high quality products that meet industry and retailer standards. With offices on three continents and representatives in over 100 countries, SDL Atlas stands ready to assist with your testing requirements.