With our physical and mechanical testing, we examine the properties of your products, materials and components.
Our expert staff analyzes the performance, safety and protection of your products and advises you on improvement measures. We certify that your products meet brand specific quality standards, delivery terms and legal regulations, like CE and GS.
With over 60 years of expertise, we advise you on where risks are likely to occur and which physical tests are necessary to be conducted.
Our laboratories are specialized in physical, chemical and microbiological testing for the footwear, leather and synthetic leather industry. Our test procedures include tests for wear, strength, endurance, dimensional stability, hardness, and ageing. For the footwear industry, we can test specific parameters including adhesion of outsole, dynamic stability of heel, and abrasion resistance of outsole.
In cooperation with brands we develop in-house test methods to verify specific performance parameters.
As an independent service provider, we issue quality certifications and test marks, to communicate your achievements. As a footwear authority, we advise brands and manufacturers on matters relating to statutory requirements, substances posing a possible hazard to health, and preventative measures.
PFI supports the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative and became an accepted laboratory for testing according to ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.
We are proud to conduct testing and submit data on behalf of suppliers to the ZDHC Gateway – Wastewater Module.
Our laboratory in China is an accepted laboratory for testing according to ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.
Years of expertise in Footwear Quality Assurance
Member in standardisation committees
Footwear specific test methods