SDL Atlas beginning goes back to the 50s of the twentieth century in the UK. At that time Shirley Institute was founded where raw materials for the textile and apparel products were tested. Shirley Institute actively participated in construction of an equipment used in those studies and development of standards in textile tests.
As a result of restructure, in respond to market demand, Shirley Development firm had emerged and subsequently SDL International was created. At the turn of the century it merged with Atlas Company and had grown up to be known as SDL ATLAS.
The SDL ATLAS is renown leader in manufacture of equipment for quality control of raw materials as well as finished products for textile industry and its similar branches. Every product made in company has its symbol mark. It can be seen in every laboratory throughout the world where textiles are tested.
For the past several decades company has published catalogues with list of available products. Inside is summary in knowledge regarding research in quality tests and products description with listed standard norms that are in compliance with research on particular device. Catalogue is divided into sections:
- Ready-made clothing
- Dye / finishing-line
- Manufacture of carpets
Many of the offered equipment have no equal as a result of close cooperation with great renown universities in Germany, UK, USA, Hong Kong, such as the Moisture Management Tester and Touch Fabric Tester.
Company offers include installation to survey torsion in yarn gauge, air permeability, Martindale device, box device to test susceptibility to pilling and stretching, test apparatus for forming, dryers, laboratory dyers, thickness measures, magnifying glass for weaving gauge, sets for test weights.