Sioen’s R&D centers and labs are fully equipped with the latest testing equipment
Testing for tear and breaking strength, flame retardancy, chemical resistance, water column, colour fastness, ageing and so on are all performed in house, and Sioen can stand comparison with the world’s top research institutes in this area. The ability to conduct flame tests (EN 367), and thermal radiation tests (EN ISO 6942) in-house has led to Sioen being one of the first European producers certified for the new EN 469:2005 standard for fire fighter clothing, and opens the way for Sioen to play a leading role in fire retardant garments. Sioen has its own ballistic laboratory including a shooting range and evaluation equipment.us ahead of the market. Along with creativity, know-how and quality, it is central to Sioen’s corporate culture.