PILLING & SNAGGING TESTER 516
Orbitor can be used to test both woven and knitted materials. It complies in full with the
requirements of EN ISO 12945-1 ‘Textiles - Determination of fabric propensity to surface
fuzzing and to pilling – Part 1: Pilling Box Method.’ This standard supersedes BS 5811, which
is now withdrawn. In addition to Orbitor, HEALS offer Nu-Martindale and Impulse to fulfil the
requirements of Parts 2 and 3 of EN ISO 12945.
When fitted with Pilling Drums Orbitor complies with the requirements of Marks & Spencer
test methods P18A and P18B. An additional kit is available to convert the Pilling Drum to a
Snagging Drum, compliant with Marks & Spencer test method P21A.