Laboratory & Sample Service

At Blackburn Yarn Dyers we understand the need to supply a fast and flexible sampling service to help our customers meet tight deadline dates. This is why we are known in the UK, amongst some of the biggest names in fashion and interiors, for our excellent service and support within the supply chain, for our speed, quality and flexibility in meeting demands.

Our Laboratory is equipped with:

Data Color colour management system
Multiple matching machinery with the capacity to run out over 50 shade matching's per day 
Fastness testing equipment

Sample Service:

We offer sample dyeing's at:

Our Cone Services

We can pre-wind your yarn onto a dye pack in preparation for the dyeing process. We have SSM precision winders that produce a high quality dye cone with the perfect density to allow an even flow through the dye pack during the dyeing cycle.

Bleaching & Dyeing:
We can dye various batch sizes between different ranges of weights in between 40 up to 600kg
We have multiple tanks to cater for the different weight ranges, which are all controlled by automated control systems.


We have two RF Systems driers. The driers have automated settings to ensure that no matter what the substrate is that is being dried is, it will be dried perfectly leaving the correct moisture in the yarn.

We have BE-MA-TEX winder that rewinds your yarn to a set density and length whilst applying a lubricant if required.

Our Beam Services

This is the process that takes yarn from a cone and put it onto a beam ready for bleaching or dyeing. We can creel up to 640 ends on to each individual dye beam. We have 2 West Point creels that we use for this process.

Bleach/ Dye the yarn:
We can bleach/ dye up to four beams at a time at weights up to 100 kg per beam. We have full visual quality controls over the beams whilst dyeing.

Tape/ Sizing:
All of our dye beams can be, whilst producing a weavers beam, which cannot be done when section warping. Sized warps dramatically increases weaving efficiency. We can run up to 10240 ends together on to the weavers beam through the sizing process, thus allowing constant inspection throughout the entire warp beam. 

With our state of the art Staubli leasing machine, we can supply a quality beam that is ready for the loom.

‚ÄčOur Beam service is perfect for longer length warps, minimising waste, process time and cost , whilst applying size, which increases weaving efficiency.