What are the important factors to consider when buying a bed or car battery? Our independent laboratory tests help consumers to make the right decisions and manufacturers to become better producers – whatever the product.
Testfakta conducts many different types of product test in a laboratory environment, all of which are characterised by relevant facts, transparent methods and consumer guidance.
TEST: BICYCLE HELMETS
The right bicycle helmet can provide up to four times more protection against concussion, Testfakta’s tests show. A method for measuring the stresses the brain is subject to in accidents was used in the tests.
TEST: LIQUID DETERGENTS
Almost every brand has had to give up on removing at least one type of stain, as is shown by the results of an extensive laboratory test of liquid detergents carried out by Testfakta Research on behalf of the manufacturer Unilever.
TEST: AA BATTERIES
A laboratory test conducted by Testfakta Research has compared the capacity and lifespan of the most common AA batteries on the market. The test shows that the better makes have 20 to 40 per cent more capacity, depending on the application.
TEST: PAINT BRUSHES
With a good brush, you get a better end result, dip the brush fewer times and avoid getting loose bristles in the paintwork. So show the results of Testfakta Research’s extensive laboratory test of brushes.
Testfakta works with some of Europe’s leading testing and research laboratories. The test methods are developed continuously in order to keep up with market developments. The results are analysed, assessed and compiled in consultation with the laboratories and external specialists.
Testfakta’s labels represent the test results, with a focus on quality and recommendations.
This is based on the results of sensory and chemical analyses of food. The label is awarded to food that is free from harmful substances and meets high levels regarding taste, consistency, aroma and appearance.
This is a comparative test of different products in a particular product category. Prior to testing, the market offering is mapped out to ensure the test covers a representative selection of comparable products on the market.
This is based on the results of a comparative sensory and chemical analysis of food. Prior to testing, the market offering is mapped out to ensure the test covers a representative selection of comparable products on the market. The label is awarded to food that is free from harmful substances and meets the highest levels regarding taste, consistency, aroma and appearance.
The test demonstrates whether or not a product maintains high levels of quality and performance compared with alternative products on the market.
Credibility, transparency and independence are core values that sum up Testfakta’s operation. This is what consumers, producers and business partners have to say about Testfakta.
Being able to stamp and market our private label products with Testfakta’s quality label has real value. This has been welcomed by customers, who are keen to look at the documentation which is used widely by our sales staff. The label provides all parties with a sense of reassurance.
Gunilla Jardestig, information manager, MIO
It can be really tough to communicate quality in an advertising context. To be successful in the long term, you need reliable evidence to support your message. The win in the wear test published by Testfakta in 2012 gave us that evidence.
Samuel Schlossberg, store manager at Byggmax and former advertising manager
Testfakta has now carried out a test of children’s winter gloves so people know which to invest in and which to avoid.
Allt för föräldrar parents’ blog
We usually work with our customers in secrecy, but the reverse is true with Testfakta’s assignments; instead it’s a case of openness and transparency.
Erica Waller, unit manager for Structural and Solid Mechanics at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden