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Welcome to NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing – your trusted laboratory partner.

NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing is proud to partner with importers, manufacturers, and consumers to assess and affirm the quality, safety and value of products and materials for a wide range of industries, here in New Zealand and across the world.

Our dedicated, experienced, and friendly team are here to help – with expert knowledge and guidance, and top-of-the-line fabric, product, material and textile testing capabilities and technologies within our laboratories.

NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing is here for all your testing, assessing and accreditation needs. Explore our site via the links below, or for any specific queries, do not hesitate to contact the team direct.

NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing is proud to partner with importers, manufacturers, and consumers to assess and affirm the quality, safety and value of products and materials for a wide range of industries, here in New Zealand and across the world.

Our dedicated, experienced, and friendly team are here to help – with expert knowledge and guidance, and top-of-the-line fabric, product, material and textile testing capabilities and technologies within our laboratories.

NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing is here for all your testing, assessing and accreditation needs. Explore our site via the links below, or for any specific queries, do not hesitate to contact the team direct.

Capabilities and Services

NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing is New Zealand’s leading independent testing facility, providing a comprehensive and reliable service to the textile industry, academic organisations, CRI’s and the general public.

Our laboratory offers a diverse range of specialised textile testing equipment and technology, and is operated by our team of highly-competent and experienced technicians. We regularly assess and update our processes and standards, in line with global innovation and compliance specifications, industry-specific, New Zealand and international standards.

Our NZWTA Textiles and Materials Testing team can assist with a huge range of material and textiles test requirements, covering measures such as retroreflection, flammability, chemical and pesticide measures, safety, density and performance. See below for a comprehensive list of our testing capabilities or contact us to talk through your specific requirements.

Tests we offer

IANZ accredited, NZWTA Materials and Textiles Testing can test to a variety of the established methods (e.g. ISO, IWTO, AS, NZS) and standards set by specific organisations, such as the New Zealand Building Code, NZTA Waka Kotahi, NZFOA and The Carpet Institute of Australia.

Our lab tests a wide range of products, materials and components to assess and affirm standards and specifications, or for regulatory compliance. Our team are happy to offer advice and guidance to ensure the right textile testing is undertaken.

Click for more information on each of the testing categories.

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Request a test

Use the forms found on each of our services pages to request a test from our lab. If you’re not sure on the exact testing required, please contact our team for assistance at textiles@nzwta.co.nz.

My WTA Portal

MyWTA is our online customer portal for individual test results and data, making it easier for our customers to review, track and share relevant information and documentation.

If you would like a demonstration, or to find out more about the MyWTA portal, please contact the team here. If you are a new customer or do not yet have a login, and would like to set up a MyWTA portal account, please contact the team here.