Quality Control

qualityFinlam Technical is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of quality.  This is accomplished by a process of continual improvements through the use of appropriate techniques, environmentally friendly materials and processes, and the development of employees.


Orders are processed to a predetermined specification, tested and certified by our quality department, and finally released with a certificate of compliance.   We pride ourselves on quick turn around times, and consistent results.


Finlam has invested extensively in testing equipment and is able to do a wide variety of textile and chemical testing in-house. This not only improves the quality and reliability of our manufacturing processes, but also enables us to shorten the Research and Development life cycle.


We are able to perform the following tests in our laboratory:

  • Abrasion Resistance
  •  Sterilization Resistance
  • Air Permeability
  •  Tensile Strength
  • Breathability
  •  Thickness
  • Colour Variation
  •  Viscosity
  • Colour Resistance to Rubbing
  •  Wash Resistance
  • Flammability
  •  Waterhead – Dynamic & Static
  • Flex Resistance
  •  Water Repellency
  • Stitch Tear Resistance
  •  Weathering
  • Peelbond Strength
  •  Weight
  • PH

Finlam’s Watchdog system is a Quality Control and Workflow system that ensures consistency throughout the manufacturing process.  It is powered by Java Technology and is tablet and PC friendly.  It functions as the lifeblood of our manufacturing processes and controls.

The system is instrumental to maintaining quality as it offers the following advantages:

  • Job specifications and instructions are presented at the appropriate production workstation
  • Data from the production run data is recorded and stored in a central database
  • Reports and exceptions are automatically published
  • It drives our Corrective Action System which forms part of our ISO 9001 requirements
  • It provides a platform for creating and tracking new product development initiatives