Quality Control system for PROBAN® fabrics

Accreditation by UKAS*

Accreditation by UKAS* demonstrates a high level of competency and impartiality of the Solvay Quality Control Function.

Requirements for licensee to comply with PROBAN® Quality Control System:

  • Licensees must submit fabric samples from each production batch processed with Solvay supplied chemicals
  • Samples must be representative of a production run
  • Sample must be taken at a frequency in accordance with Solvay’s sampling procedure

What happens with the samples submitted by Licensees?

All submitted samples are washed and tested at our state of the art UKAS accredited facilities to ensure they meet the required performance for:


If the submitted samples meet the above criteria:

  • Solvay grants the right to the licensee for using the PROBAN® label on the processed fabric
  • Issues the accompanying test certificate to the licensee.


* The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by the UK government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies.