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SATRA's range of material, component and finished product footwear testing includes:

slip resistance
water resistance
footwear durability
safety footwear EN ISO 20345, 20346 and 20347 (European Union Notified Body for Personal Protective Equipment PPE)
toe cap impact
abrasion resistance
flex cracking resistance
sole bond adhesion
heel attachment
seam strength
strap strength
colour fastness
materials suitability
biomechanical evaluation
hazardous/ restricted substances (chrome VI, azo dyes, pentachlorophenol PCP, formaldehyde)
EN 71 (can be applied to children's footwear where no other legislation covers safety aspects)
wear trials
contrived ageing
extreme conditions
SATRA is the world leader in footwear technology, research and development and footwear testing. Our technical excellence has been achieved by working closely with our members to raise footwear product quality, performance and safety and to develop new footwear product. We always look forward to hearing from new and existing members.

SATRA publishes technical articles on a wide range of footwear subjects in its own publications, on its website and in leading international industry publications; it also runs courses and seminars to help promote quality, excellence and professionalism throughout the footwear industry.

Mr Mark Southam

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