A2LA ACCREDITED TEXTILE TESTING

FROM THE MOMENT A FABRIC COMES IN FOR TESTING THERE CAN BE NO PITY. NO LOOKING THE OTHER WAY.

It takes more than sheer beauty to survive in this world. After all, this is a world that has ladies with spiked heels and men with questionable coordination holding cups of coffee.

To say we are simply your average run of the mill laboratory would be a mistake. We are much more than that. Our capability spans from flammability, durability, physical, laundering, colorfastness, and stain testing that is tailored to suit specific applications.

We are your textile experts, testing only fabrics, PU/PVC and leather materials. We have refined our expertise to be the best at providing you with accurate and informative test data that is relative to your products.

We don’t just stop at providing industry standards; we go beyond that. We offer consultation for field failure analysis, custom test development as well as product specification development; we have the ability to offer comprehensive services at your fingertips. The relationships we have established with International Laboratories has extended our capability and to help you understand and have access to test to international flame standards.

To top it all off we are an A2LA accredited laboratory. A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA provides comprehensive services in laboratory accreditation and laboratory-related training. Laboratory accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence (ISO/IEC 17025:2005). Our A2LA accreditation is highly regarded globally and allows us to provide certified, third-party testing results to you for all test standards outlined in our scope.

Consultation Services

Custom Test Development

Educational Sessions on Textile Testing

Field Failure Analysis

International Flame Compliance

Product Specification Development

Solution Development Support for Textile Processing

 

 

TYPES OF TESTING

FLAMMABILITY TESTING

ASTM D1230 (16 CFR 1610) Flammability of Apparel Textiles

ASTM D6413 Flame Resistance of Vertical Textiles

ASTM E84 Adhered Method

ASTM E84 Unadhered Method

Boston BFD IX-1

California Technical Bulletin 117 Section E

California Title 19 Small Scale 1237.1

FAR 25.853 Vertical 12 Second

FAR 25.853 Vertical 60 Second

FED-STD 191A TM 5903.1

FMVSS 302

IMO Vertical Flammability Resolution A.471(XII) – A.653(14)

IMO Upholstery Flammability Resolution A.652(16) Section 8.2: Smoldering Cigarette Resolution IMO Upholstery Flammability Resolution A.652(16) Section 8.3: Butane Flame

IMO Bedding Flammability Resolution A.688(17) Section 5.5.1: Smoldering Cigarette

IMO Bedding Flammability Resolution A.688(17) Section 5.5.2: Butane Flame

New York City Bulletin #44

NFPA 260 (Same as UFAC)

NFPA 701: 1989 Small Scale

NFPA 701: 2010 Test #1

NFPA 701: 1989 Large Scale (Flat or Folded)

NFPA 701: 2010 Test #2 (Flat or Folded)

NY/NJ Port Authority: Drapery Materials

Smoke Density ASTM E662

UFAC (Same as NFPA 260)

UFAC Decorative Trim, Edging, Fringe

DURABILITY TESTING

Martindale Abrasion ASTM D4966

Taber Abrasion ASTM D3884 / CFFA 1b

Wyzenbeek Abrasion ASTM D4157

Wyzenbeek Abrasion ASTM D3597

PHYSICAL TESTING

Air Permeability ASTM D737

Blocking CFFA 4

Bow & Skew ASTM D3882

Breaking Strength ASTM D5034 / D751 / CFFA 17

Brush Pill ASTM D3511

Bursting Strength (Ball) ASTM D3787

Bursting Strength (Diaphragm) ASTM D3786

Coating Adhesion Peel Method ASTM D751/ CFFA 3

Cold Crack Resistance CFFA 6a Roller Method

Dimensional Change ASTM D3597

Dimensional Change CFFA 140

Dynamic Seam Fatigue ASTM D4033

Elongation ASTM D5034 / CFFA 17

Flex Resistance ASTM D2097 / CFFA 10 (25,000 cycles)

Hydrolysis (Jungle Test) ISO 1419

Hydrolysis ASTM D3690

Hydrolysis CFFA 110

Hydrostatic Resistance AATCC 127

Martindale Pilling ASTM D4970

Moisture Regain ASTM D2654

Pick / End Count ASTM D3775

Random Tumble Pilling ASTM D3512

Repellency To Oil AATCC 118

Repellency To Water / Spray Rating AATCC 22

Repellency To Water / Water & Alcohol Repellency AATCC 193

Seam Slippage ASTM D4034 / D434, D3597

Seam Strength (Tack/Tear) ASTM D751 / CFFA 14

Snag Resistance (Mace Method) ASTM D3939

Stiffness Test ASTM D4032

Stretch & Set SAE J855 / CFFA 15

Tear Strength: Elmendorf Method ASTM D1424/CFFA 16a

Tear Strength: Tongue Method ASTM D2261/CFFA 16b

Tear Strength: Trapezoid Method ASTM D5733/D5587/CFFA 16c

Volatility CFFA 18

Weight of Fabrics ASTM D3776, Opt. C / CFFA 20

COLORFASTNESS TESTING

Colorfastness to Bleaching AATCC 61

Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132

Colorfastness to Laundering AATCC 61

Colorfastness to Light ASTM G154, Cycle 1

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16, Option 3

Colorfastness to Perspiration AATCC 15

Colorfastness to Pool Water AATCC 162

Colorfastness to Solvent ASTM D3597 / AATCC 107

Colorfastness to (Sea) Water AATCC 106

Colorfastness to Water AATCC 107

Colorfastness to Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8/116 / CFFA 7

LAUNDRY TESTING

Dimensional Change To Dry Cleaning AATCC 158

Dimensional Change To Laundering AATCC 96 Commercial

STAIN TESTING

Oily Stain Release AATCC 130

CFFA 141: II (Modified) / ASTM D1308

Staining Agents Available:

▪Baby lotion

▪ Industrial lubricant

▪ Motor oil

▪ Spray adhesive

▪ Blood (Synthetic)

▪ Insect repellant

▪ Mustard

▪ Suntan lotion

▪ Butter

▪ Iodine / Betadine

▪ Oil-based paint

▪ Suntan oil

▪ Car grease

▪ Italian dressing

▪ Orange juice

▪ Tea

▪ Chocolate

▪ Ketchup

▪ Papermate pen

▪ Tomato juice

▪ Coca Cola

▪ Latex paint

▪ Petroleum jelly

▪ Urine (Synthetic)

▪ Coffee

▪ Lipstick

▪ Roof cement

▪ Vinegar

▪ Corn oil

▪ Machine oil

▪ Shoe polish

▪ Whiskey

▪ Grape juice

▪ Makeup foundation

▪ Self-tanning lotion

▪ Wine

▪ Hair care products

▪ Mascara

▪ Sharpie marker

▪ Hair gel

▪ Mayonnaise

▪ Soy sauce

BIOLOGICAL TESTING

Bacterial Resistance AATCC 100

Bacterial Resistance AATCC 147 / CFFA 300

Fungal Resistance ASTM G21 / CFFA 120

Fungal Resistance AATCC 30: III

INTERNATIONAL TESTING

BS 476 Part 7: Classification of the Surface Spread of Flame of Products

BS 5438: Flammability of Vertically Oriented Textile Fabrics & Fabric Assemblies

BS 5815-3

BS 5852: Flammability: Assessment of the Ignitability of Upholstered Furniture

BS 5867-2: Flammability of Fabrics for Curtains and Drapes

BS 7175: Flammability of Bedcovers and Pillows by Smoldering and Flaming Ignition Sources

BS 7176

EN 1021-1: Flammability: Assessment of the Ignitability of Upholstered Furniture

EN 1021-2: Flammability: Assessment of the Ignitability of Upholstered Furniture

EN 13773: Burning Behavior for Curtains and Draperies

NF P92-503 (M1) Flammability: Electric Burner Test for Flexible Materials

NF P92-504 (M1) Flammability: Flame Persistence and Speed of Flame Spread

NF P92-505 (M1) Flammability: Melting Behavior

 

 

 

APPLICATION PACKAGES

Textile Testing has organized their test packages to be specific to applications for the contract interiors market. The majority of our packages are based off of performance requirements built by the Association of Contract Textiles (ACT), an organization that sets the standards followed by the Contract Interiors industry. Other organizations such as TCFFA and ASTM are referenced as well for outdoor furniture and bedding products.

ACT:

PACKAGE A - CONTRACT UPHOLSTERY

Breaking Strength ASTM D5034

Brush Pill ASTM D3511 or Martindale Pilling ASTM D4970

California Bulletin 117 Section E

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16 Option 3 (40 Hours)

Seam Slippage ASTM D4034

Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Wyzenbeek Abrasion ASTM D4157 or Martindale ASTM D4966

Yardage Requirement – 2 Yards by Full Width

PACKAGE B - DIRECT GLUE WALL COVERING

ASTM E84 – Adhered Mounting Method

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16 Option 3 (40 Hours)

Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 5 Yards by Full Width

PACKAGE C - PANEL AND UPHOLSTERED WALL

ASTM E84 – Unadhered Mounting Method
Breaking Strength ASTM D5034

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16 Option 3 (40 Hours)

Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 5.5 Yards by Full Width

PACKAGE D - DRAPERY

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16 Option 3 (60 Hours)
NFPA 701-2010: Test #1

Seam Slippage ASTM D434, as modified by ASTM D3597

Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8 / 116

Yardage Requirement – 2 Yards by Full Width

PACKAGE E - PU/PVC UPHOLSTERY TESTING

Abrasion Resistance ASTM D4157
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D3884 (For Prints only)

Blocking CFFA 4

Breaking Strength ASTM D751/CFFA 17

California Technical Bulletin 117, Sec E

Coating Adhesion ASTM D751

Cold Crack CFFA 6a

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16 (200 Hours)

Colorfastness to Wet/Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Flex Test ASTM D2097

Hydrolysis (Jungle Test) ISO 1419

Seam Strength – Tack Tear ASTM D751

Tear Strength (Trapezoid or Tongue) ASTM D571

Volatility CFFA 18

Yardage Requirement 5 Yards by Full Width

TCFFA:

PACKAGE F - CASUAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE TESTING

Woven PVC, Acrylic and Olefin

ASTM D4157 Wyzenbeek – 15,000 Double Rubs (Acrylic and Olefin)

ASTM D3884 Taber – 1000 cycles (PVC)

Breaking Strength ASTM D5034

Colorfastness To Light

ASTM G154 (Acrylic) – 1500 Hours

ASTM G154 (Olefin) – 1200 Hours

ASTM G154 (PVC) – 1000 Hours

UFAC Flammability (Same As NFPA 260)

California Technical Bulletin 117 Section E

Seam Slippage ASTM D4034

Tear Strength ASTM D2261 (Acrylic, Olefin, PVC)

Tear Strength ASTM D5587 (PVC)

Wet/Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 5 Yards by Full Width

PACKAGE G - CASUAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE TESTING

Prints on Acrylic & Polyester, Solid Color Polyester Cloths

Abrasion ASTM D4157 Wyzenbeek – 15,000 Double Rubs

Breaking Strength ASTM D5034

Colorfastness to Light ASTM G154 – 500 Hours

California Technical Bulletin 117 Section E

UFAC Flammability (Same as NFPA 260)

Random Tumble Pilling ASTM D3512

Seam Slippage ASTM D4034

Spray Rating AATCC 22

Tear Strength ASTM D2261

Wet Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 5 Yards by Full Width

ASTM:

PACKAGE H - COVERLESTS AND BEDSPREADS

Breaking Strength ASTM D5034 (Woven)

Bursting Strength ASTM D3787 (Knitted)

Colorfastness to Accelerated Laundering AATCC 61

Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16 Option 3 (20 Hours)

Colorfastness to Perspiration AATCC 15

Dimensional Change to Laundering AATCC 96

Flammability ASTM D1230*

Random Tumble Pilling ASTM D3512

Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8 / 116

 

 

CONTACT TEXTILE TESTING

Textile Testing has extensive experience in the actual testing, evaluation and consultancy services relating to all aspects of textile performance. Due to our textile expertise and knowledge, we can be the solution for all your textile needs. To learn more about what our services could mean for your company, please plan to visit our facility or request a proposal for specific services we offer.


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P: 616.559.6123
F: 616.559.6119
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WE ARE AN A2LA ACCREDITED LABORATORY.

A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA provides comprehensive services in laboratory accreditation and laboratory-related training. Laboratory accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence (ISO/IEC 17025:2005). Our A2LA accreditation is highly regarded globally and allows us to provide certified, third-party testing results to you for all test standards outlined in our scope.

 

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PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

Coursing through every roll of fabric that makes its way across the floor of Applied Textiles, there are beautiful stories.

Some are epic novels comprised of thousands of yards of unique combinations of advanced technologies. Others are poems, no more than a few yards long but requiring equally unique technology to save their beautiful lines from an unforgiving world. Armed with an Arsenal of high performing technologies, Applied Textiles can take the most exquisite fabric something altogether special; a beacon of beauty that shines in even the most demanding situations.

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

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Nanotex® HIGH PERFORMANCE NANO TECHNOLOGY BUILDS PERMANENT STAIN PROTECTION INTO THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF THE FABRIC.

The Nanotex® high-performance technology was developed
for apparel in the year 2000 making its mark in well-known
retail stores. Nanotex® covalently bonds to the fiber of the
textile and lasts the life of the fabric. It is durable to laundering,
soft to the touch, and safe to be next to the skin.

Applied Textiles introduced the Nanotex® technology to the
commercial interiors market to provide the superior stain protection
across a variety of textiles. It is effect at preventing
fabric stains from dirt and spills including coffee, soda, wine,
mustard, salad dressing, blood, urine and iodine.

Nanotex® continues to evolve onto new applications such as
Nanotex® for Faux Leather. It is the ultimate product in the
market to provide ink and denim dye resistance to coated materials
and has become standard for large hotel and restaurant
chains worldwide.

Nanotex® for Top of Bed was developed to create a stain-free
bedding application that is environmentally considerate, reducing
replacement cost and increasing wash and dry efficiency.

With the ability to combine Nanotex® with all other processing
technologies you can create a product suitable for any environment.
We will continue to Protect Beauty for any fabric, on
any application, in any space.

High performance technology can be combined with any of the following
strengthening technologies for ultimate performance.

  • NANOTEX

    Upholstery, Drapery, Cubicle Curtain, Panel,
    Shower Curtain, Wall-Covering, Headboard

  • NANOTEX FOR FAUX LEATHER

    Upholstery, Wall-Covering, Headboard

  • NANOTEX FOR TOP OF BED

    Duvet Cover, Sheet, Mattress Ticking,
    Pillow, Bed Skirt, Bed Scarf, Coverlet, Runner, Top-Sheet, Mattress and Pillow Protection

BENEFITS:

 
  • High Performance Stain Protection
  • Durable to Cleaning & Laundering
  • Improves Abrasion
  • FR-neutral
  • Breathable & Comfortable
  • Maintains Soft Hand
  • Recyclable

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

Nanotex® + DuraBlock® is a high performance combination for extreme environments.

It couples the permanent stain protection of nanotechnology with a breathable liquid barrier
to protect the cushion of any upholstery from being exposed to liquid. This combination provides
a complete barrier to liquids, cleaner, and contaminates making the application easily cleanable.
Nanotex® + DuraBlock® can be applied to virtually any textile designed for high-traffic areas
such as a restaurant, bar, waiting room, or a hotel lobby!

The Nanotex® + DuraBlock® combination is easily maintained with any cleaner in the harshest environments.
The 100% polyester backing will extend the life of your fabric, furniture and cushion, ultimately
lowering replacement costs. Don’t hesitate to ask us to put its performance to the test in our A2LA
accredited testing lab!

  • APPLICATIONS:

    Upholstery, Panel, Wall-Covering, Headboard

  • MARKETS:

    Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional, Higher Education,
    Entertainment, Cruise Lines, Extreme Environment

BENEFITS:

 
  • High Performance Stain Protection
  • Improves Abrasion
  • Durable to Cleaning
  • Increases Seam Strength
  • FR-neutral
  • Breathable & Comfortable
  • Recyclable

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

Nanotex® + BioAM® ANTIMICROBIAL. EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCT PROTECTION FOR EXCEPTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.

The permanent stain protection of Nanotex® is paired with the antimicrobial BioAM® for the harshest of healthcare and outdoor environments! Different from other products, BioAM® controls microorganisms that cause odors, stains, mold, mildew and fungus through an electronic charge. This will slow the degradation of the products it’s applied to. It offers extreme protection on any application where mold or odor causing microorganisms prey!

This product is great for hospitals, doctors’ offices, long-term care facilities, and outdoor environments. Pair these two processes with DuraBlock® liquid barrier and you will have superior performance. We call it the triple threat.

  • APPLICATIONS:

    Upholstery, Drapery, Top of bed, Cubicle Curtain, Panel,
    Shower Curtain, Wall-Covering, Headboard

  • MARKETS:

    Healthcare, Hospitality, Cruise Lines, Outdoor

BENEFITS:

 
  • Effective Against Mold, Mildew & Fungus
  • Controls Microorganisms
  • Durable to Cleaning & Laundering
  • Maintains Soft hand
  • Does Not Migrate
  • Breathable & Comfortable
  • FR-Neutral
  • No Heavy Metals
  • Recyclable

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

APPLIED TEXTILES UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING FIRE RETARDANT TEXTILES TO OUR INDUSTRY.

With all of the different international and domestic standards there is so much to understand when treating a fabric to pass each individual code. Lucky for you we have the expertise and resources to apply the appropriate processing technology to meet the specified test standard for any application. To top it off, we conveniently have a third party A2LA accredited testing laboratory onsite to certify that your fabrics pass the required test. Keeping those fire marshalls happy, could it get any better than that?

We have the resources to engineer the solution to meet your fire-retardent needs. Textile Testing can provide certified testing results for multiple flammability standards.

High performance technology can be combined with any of the following strengthening technologies for ultimate performance.

  • FIRE RETARDANT

    APPLICATIONS: Drapery, Sheer, Upholstery, Top of Bed, Cubicle Curtain, Panel, Shower Curtain, Wall-Covering, Headboard

TESTS:

 
  • DOMESTIC
  • NFPA 701
  • NFPA 260
  • CAL 117
  • ASTM 384
  • CAL 133
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • M1
  • CRIB 5
  • IMO A.652, A.471
  • BS 5867-2, BS 7175
  • EN 13773, EN 13501-SBI

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

APPLIED TEXTILES IS IN THE BUSINESS OF PROTECTING BEAUTIFUL FABRICS SO THEY LOOK BETTER AND LAST LONGER.

The most important characteristics of a fabric to the end user are the appearance of a textile and its durability to wear in the field over time. Extending a fabrics life cycle is cost-effective, environmentally considerate and enhances the aesthetics of any environment. When you walk into a hotel or restaurant you want to see clean and well-kept surroundings.

From increasing abrasion resistance, seam strength, puncture resistance, stability or fraying of a textile, we have the processing technology to fit your needs. Bring us your textile issue and we will provide you with a solution. We can even certify the performance in our A2LA accredited testing lab.

High performance technology can be combined with any of the following strengthening technologies for ultimate performance.

  • ACRYLIC BACKING

    APPLICATIONS: Upholstery, Panel, Wall-Covering, Headboard

  • ENVIROSEAL® ABRASION ENHANCEMENT

    Recyclable 100% Polyester impregnation
    APPLICATIONS: Upholstery, Panel, Wall-Covering, Headboard

  • STILETTO™ PUNCTURE RESISTANCE

    APPLICATIONS: Upholstery, Panel, Wall-Covering, Headboard

TESTS:

 
  • Wyzenbeek Abrasion
  • Seam Strength
  • Breaking Strength
  • Tear Strength
  • Puncture Resistance

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT

WE PUT BEAUTY TO THE TEST. AND IT ISN’T ALWAYS PRETTY.

Tailoring a solution to the specific needs of a client is not something we realized was so unique. At least not until we learned no one else had the level of technology we offered or the wherewithal to deliver it reliably.

While many think of Applied Textiles as simply the people behind, the truth goes far beyond. Figuratively. Literally. And philosophically. Applied Textiles carefully tailors solutions to clients’ problems after listening and developing a plan based on the problems at hand. It’s not the typical approach in the textile industry—but it should be. Maybe it would be if anyone else had the extensive offering of new technologies and resources Applied Textiles does. But no one else does.

  • SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT

    • New Product Development
    • Product Trials
    • Project Consulting
    • Developing Custom Solutions

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

WE HANDLE THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY. BEAUTIFUL

Sometimes it’s a string of events and cohesive actions blending into a symbiotic symphony. Other times it’s the sheer pigheaded stubbornness and brutally hard work necessitated to get a product from Point A to Point B.But in the end it’s always the same – the beauty of a fabric being where it needs to be, when it needs to be there.

 

 

 

 

  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

    • Receiving
    • Warehousing
    • Inventory Control & Management
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Packaging & Labeling
    • Distribution Fulfillment
    • Cutting & Slitting Services
    • Inspection – Upon receipt/After Processing

WHO WE ARE

 

APPLIED TEXTILES IS BUILT ON A TRIPOD OF THREE BRAND PILLARS. AND LIKE ANY TRIANGLE IT IS DEPENDENT ON ALL SIDES TO MAINTAIN IT’S STABILITY.

 

1. PROTECTORS OF BEAUTY

We are duty bound to help bring the most beautiful fabrics to even the most mundane, abusive and otherwise demanding situations.

Nanotex® technology has profoundly changed what is and isn’t possible in the world of fabrics. But it is merely a single chapter in the encyclopedic offerings of Applied Textiles. DuraBlock®, BioAM®, EnviroSeal®, FR and Stiletto™ in conjunction with Nanotex®, stand poised to facilitate a dramatic change in world we live in. Now any and every one can use any fabric they want in any situation based on beauty not durability. Decisions aren’t forced between aesthetics and practicality. The lifespan of any fabric increases exponentially. But beauty is more than just high-end technologies and the end fabric. In a fast-moving complex world, Applied Textiles delivers beauty in its solutions to A2LA certified testing, supply chain management and willingness to educate clients beyond all expectations.

2. MODERN THINKERS

Anyone who thinks this is boring stuff has never done business with us.

You don’t find progressive visionary thinking from a bunch of guys sitting around a boardroom in suits. You also don’t have much fun. Fundamentally, we look at this entire industry from a different perspective. It’s why Applied Textiles has been first-to-market with so many new high performance technologies. By the same token, we look at the world from a different perspective. It drives our philanthropic efforts to do more than just cover the world with beautiful fabrics, but to protect beauty in all its forms. It’s why history will show that long before green initiatives had become such a crowded bandwagon, Applied Textiles had already been at it for years.

3. PROBLEM SOLVERS

We come up with the solution that works best for you, not us.

Across all segments of the fabric industry, when someone has a special need they attempt to track down who offers the right solution. It’s more about applying the same pat solution to a variety of problems, cross your fingers and hope for the best. Yeah, that doesn’t work for us. Because we offer a range of leading edge technologies and solutions from product development, A2LA certified testing, supply chain management to applications we can customize solutions guided solely by what the customer needs. It’s a function of not only our approach but, the fact we offer a level of technology that no one else can touch.

 

Nanotex® is a registered trademark of Nanotex, Inc.

MEET THE PROTECT BEAUTY TEAM

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

HEATHER ANDERSON

My job title at Applied Textiles: Account Manager
I have been with Applied since: December 1996
A few of my favorite things: Shopping, cooking & fishing.
Dream Vacation Spot: Anywhere sunny & warm!
A great weekend includes: Spending time with my family & friends.

P: 616-559-6121
F: 616-281-0202
E: handerson@applied-textiles.com

 

 

JAMIE_UJAMIE ULVEN

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Account Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: October 2012
A great weekend includes: Seeing friends, spending time outside and taking my kids to do something fun!
Dream vacation spot: Bora Bora
When I’m not at work I’m: Spending time with my family.

P: 616-559-6111
F: 616-281-0202
E: julven@applied-textiles.com

 

 

HANNAH WEIRCKZ

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Account Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: July 2010
A few of my favorite things: Pizza, diet coke, going to the beach/lake, grilling, pretty much all summer things!
A great weekend includes: Warm & sunny weather up north to Torch Lake, Chilling on the sand bar while floating around & eating hamburger & hot dogs from the Burber Barge Boat…Yum!
When I’m not a work I’m: Hanging out with McKena (daughter) & Cody (boyfriend) while going to all of your fun family/friend gatherings.

P: 616-559-6126
F: 616-281-0202
E: hweirckz@applied-textiles.com

 

LESLIE SHELDON

My job title at Applied Textiles: Account Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: October 2010
Dream vacation spot: Anywhere warm.
A good day at work includes: Happy customers & on time orders.

P: 616-559-6149
F: 616-281-0202
E: lsheldon@applied-textiles.com

 

 

YVETTE ARMSTRONG

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Account Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: August 1996
A few of my favorite things: Reading, gardening, fishing, walking Gracie, hanging out with family & friends!
Dream vacation spot: Spain or anywhere warm near water!
A great weekend includes: Camping, canoeing, kayaking, spending time with my family and my dog.

P: 616-559-6112
F: 616-281-0202
E: yarmstrong@applied-textiles.com

 

ELISA YEUNG

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Sales Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: May 2013
A few of my favorite things: Boston sports, orchids and red roses, adventures, traveling, festivals, events, concerts, and shows, movies, drawing and graphic design, meeting new people, food.

Dream vacation spot: Hawaii, Australia, Malta, All over the world that I have yet to explore.
A great weekend includes: Morning iced tea, sunshine, the beach, physical activity and trying out something new!

P: 616-559-6120
F: 616-281-0202
E: eyeung@applied-textiles.com

 

GENEVIEVE RIVARD

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Business Development Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: May 2012
A few of my favorite things: Travels, clothes & shoes.
Dream vacation spot: Italy 
A great weekend includes
: Good food, good wine, good company.
When I’m not a work I’m: Sleeping.
A good day at work includes: Great conversation where you learn or you teach!

P: 616-690-4022
F: 616-281-0202
E: grivard@applied-textiles.com

 

MEGHAN HOLWERDA

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Marketing Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: July 2008
A few of my favorite things: My husband and his sense of humor, my dogs Hamilton & Henry, thrift stores, new shoes, a good glass of wine, seeing a great band in concert, being creative .
Dream vacation spot: Anywhere in Europe!
When I’m not a work I’m: Thrifting, crafting, spending time with friends & family.

P: 616-559-6110
F: 616-281-0202
E: mholwerda@applied-textiles.com

 

JENNIFER FRIEND

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Technical Services Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: February 1999
A few of my favorite things: Warm weather, shopping, Galaxy chocolate.
Dream vacation spot: Venice, Italy or Cairo, Egypt or Santorini, Greece – I can’t choose just one!
A great weekend includes: Sunshine, warm weather & the beach.
When I’m not at work, I’m: At home with my dogs.

P: 616-559-6161
F: 616-559-6119
E: jfriend@applied-textiles.com

 

CHERI VANTUINEN

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Lead Lab Technician
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: 2006
A few of my favorite things: Food, wine, & the beach.
Dream vacation spot: Any beach.
When I’m not a work I’m: Usually home with my son or with my friends & family.
A good day at work includes: Pictionary & pot lucks!

P: 616-559-6125
F: 616-559-6119
E: cvantuinen@applied-textiles.com

 

MELISSA BRISTOL

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: Customer Service, Lab
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: November 2011
A few of my favorite things: My son Tyler, my boyfriend Steve, my Boston Terrier Daisy Mae .. & there is chocolate..
Dream vacation spot: Anywhere tropical!
A great weekend includes: Friends, family & fun.
When I’m not a work I’m: A Mom, a chef, a gardener, a taxi, a maid & hopefully a little fun.
A good day at work includes: Happy customers, happy boss, happy me!

P: 616-559-6123
F: 616-559-6119
E: mbristol@applied-textiles.com

 

AMY AXEL

My Job Title at Applied Textiles:  Product Development Account Manager
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since:  September 1998
A few of my favorite things:  Camping, bonfires, taking my dog for a walk.
Dream vacation spot:  Hawaii
A great weekend includes:  Spending time with my husband & son.  Having people over to grill out & play washers.
A good day at work includes:  Lunch (I have a lot of good days!)

P: 616-559-6163
F: 616-559-6119
E: aaxel@applied-textiles.com

 

MARGO PRATT

My Job Title at Applied Textiles:  Executive Assistant/Office Administrator
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since:  January 2013
A few of my favorite things:  Reading, rollerblading, organizing, sunshine & family.
A great weekend includes: The beach & a book.
When I’m not at work I’m: A chauffeur for two amazing girls.
A good day at work includes: Chaos & order.

P: 616-559-6101
F: 616-559-6119
E: mpratt@applied-textiles.com

 

 

JOHN SCHROETER

My Job Title at Applied Textiles: President & CEO
I’ve been with Applied Textiles since: It all began.
A few of my favorite things: Skiing, tennis, boating, & Protecting Beauty.
A great weekend includes: Spending the weekend with my 4 daughters & 2 dogs and managing to hold onto my sanity until Monday morning.
When I’m not a work I’m: Working.

 

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