Quality Assurance

We are committed to providing you with quality products, suitable for their intended use. We pledge to offer these products with high levels of customer service.

Quality is a way of life at Colan. This involves all weaving, packaging, warehousing, sales and administration activities within the Company and from third parties.

All products will conform to specifications as agreed by you, our customer.

The Company will maintain a Quality Management System in compliance with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 standard by:

  • Maintaining a high degree of awareness and understanding of quality in every area of the organisation
  • Ensuring that all procedures, work instructions and training manuals are current and relevant to our work practices and the needs of our customers
  • Continuously improving our systems
  • Striving for consistent quality through process control and problem prevention rather than defect detection
  • Providing education and training, and encouragement to all employees.

Test and Standards

We determine requirements not only stated by the customer but necessary for specified or intended uses. This includes statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product and any additional requirements determined by Colan.

Statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product shall be determined if applicable in accordance to:

  • DEF (Australia) Standard
  • Australian Standard
  • British Standard
  • USA ASTM and Mil-Specs
  • Det Norske Veritas )DNV)
  • Lloyds Register
  • OHS Regulation 2001
  • LFBA Standards

Any additional test requirements shall be determined by Colan based on a customer’s request. Manufactured and finished products are made to their own specifications and testing, which meets any special requirements such as Army, Navy, Fire Department and the Building Industry.

Standard batch routine testing includes basic physical textile testing for mass, width, ends per inch, picks per inch and thickness. Also included are; moisture content and ignition loss tests on DNV type approved fabrics plus some styles that are specified for these tests.