Testfabrics, Inc. was founded by Werner Klaas, a Swiss silk textile technologist selling silk piece goods in the US in the 1930s.
In 1965, Testfabrics, Inc. purchased Elkay Weaving Co., of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Elkay had been the sole producer of all the special multifiber fabrics and related fabrics for over 15 years. The acquisition of its own manufacturing capability gave Testfabrics, Inc. increased levels of control over the production its critical core products.
Testfabrics, Inc.’s textile industry clients had become such ardent supporters and users of the firm’s products that AATCC participants in the International Standards Organization (ISO) introduced many of the firm’s