Down and feathers: Consulting, analysis and certification

Down and feathers are extremely popular as high-quality filling material for bedding and clothing. They provide high warmth retention for their light weight. WESSLING tests product quality for manufacturers and producers, from receiving inspection to analysis and certification, quickly and precisely.

Feathers tested for quality by WESSLING in its independent laboratories.

Down and feathers impress with their unique insulating properties. For this reason, they are in great demand for a wide variety of consumer products such as bedding and functional clothing. The desired properties depend essentially on the proportion of down and feathers used and their filling power. Therefore, the down and feather industry requires reliable quality tests for production and incoming goods inspections. This is because every manufacturer is obliged to have their down quality tested and classified.

We test, analyse and certify down and feathers in accordance with DIN EN and IDFB

Is product safety your top priority and do you want to have the quality of your down and feathers tested? WESSLING has the expertise to determine your product quality using analytical methods in our independent laboratories according to DIN EN and IDFB. Our high quality standards have been confirmed by multiple round-robin tests conducted by the Association of the German Down and Feather Industry (Verband der Deutschen Daunen- und Federnindustrie - VDFI) and the European Down and Feather Association (EDFA).

In addition to this, WESSLING carries out audits and certifications according to individual customer requirements, for example supplier audits. WESSLING is also the only German testing institute listed by DOWNPASS e.V. and entitled to audit according to the Downpass standard. The purpose of the DOWNPASS seal is to establish uniform standards for nature conservation, environmental protection and animal welfare by assessing producers and suppliers of the down and feather industry and documenting a traceable supply chain.

Your contact for down and feathers

„With precise, rapid analysis in our independent laboratories and our offers for auditing and certifying your down and feather products, we provide you with proof of the high quality of your goods. Do not hesitate to contact me!“

WESSLING’s international presence – on site

Our international customers rely on the many years of experience of our experts and the rapid analysis results of our accredited laboratories. We provide extensive on-site service through a network of sites in the major producing countries, including China.

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