Swissatest Testmaterialien AG

Swissatest Testmaterialien ag produces standardised soiling on textiles for the testing of laundry detergents and washing machines. The expertise is not just limited to soiling. Swissatest is also an expert in textile washing and drying. The microbiology department has more than 10 years experience and expertise in laundry hygiene, biofilm formation and its reduction in washing machines.

The product portfolio comprises reference materials for textile-, detergent and washing machine industries. For example, testmaterials with standardized soilings for the assessment of detergent or washing process efficiency. Color transfer monitors or monitors to determine textile damage are as well provided by Swissatest. Furthermore, individual solutions and specific monitors are developed for Swissatest customers.

The department ‘Hygiene and Microbiology‘ offers a variety of testing and consulting services in textile- and laundry hygiene questions, odour formation on textiles and in household devices and disinfections testing. Research and development projects in those fields help Swissatest to gain knowledge and develop appropriate testing methods for certain questions. As a Spin-off company of EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) engages Swissatest 25 employees and cooperates with industry partners and partner institutes in diverse R&D projects.


Biofilm, Hygiene, Microbiology, Testmaterials, Textiles


Mövenstrasse 12
CH-CH-9015 St. Gallen

Phone: +41 (0)71- 311 80 55
Fax: +41 (0)71 - 311 80 57
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