About Us

TRI Princeton is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and education organization.

Since 1930, TRI has provided research solutions to a wide variety of domestic and international industrial companies, governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

About TRI Princeton

The Textile Research Institute (TRI) Princeton is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and education organization.  Over the years, TRI has provided research solutions to a wide variety of domestic and international industrial companies, governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

TRI was created by the American government in 1930 to support the country’s textiles industry.  The institute founded the Textile Research Journal and was a leader and innovator in the textiles area for many years, forging close links with Princeton University.

In the 1980’s, TRI gradually moved its focus from textile fibers to hair fibers.  Today, TRI is a leading-edge, global center for cosmetic science research, focused mainly on the hair care and skin care categories, although we do still do some work on textiles.  As well as publishing original research, TRI organizes many conferences and educational courses. TRI also provides high-quality contract testing services to companies. TRI’s test reports are held in high regard by scientists and regulators around the world.

TRI has a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for senior appointments and checking the finances.  The Trustees also use their considerable business and scientific experience to help guide TRI in the right direction and to keep the institute focused on the needs of industry.

TRI is based in Princeton, New Jersey.  Our facilities are set in the middle of 18 acres of woodland, 2 miles from the center of Princeton and overlooking Lake Carnegie.   Our original laboratories, library and seminar rooms are based in a converted manor home built in 1913.  More up to date facilities are provided in an adjacent laboratory building. 

Research

The core of TRI is our research and how we leverage this to hone our skills through which we support our many clients with our technical services.

By specializing in a combination of fundamental and applied science, we are recognized leaders in the personal care industry and have pioneered new methods and techniques to drive innovation in the field, set new standards by which the industry can follow, and raise the scientific bar in our industry to help maintain industry regulations and formats for product development and launches.

 
Education

From college interns to post-doctoral fellows to industry professionals, TRI is committed to educating today’s and the next generation of scientists.

Through our Professional Education Program, along with our various student employment opportunities, we provide the industry and the scientific community with a solid foundation of educated, motivated professionals.  By contrast, our Scientific Conferences are renowned for their technical standing and for bringing together today’s scientists with tomorrow’s innovators to bridge the gap of learning and creativity.

 
Service

Superior customer support, timely follow-up, and personalized project management separate TRI from the many other testing and research facilities your company could choose.

Our team of scientists is dedicated to providing you with thorough, accurate research with on time delivery of solutions. The service we offer personalizes the test program, collects the information, and analyzes the data specifically for your needs using our custom and/or commercial techniques and facilities.

 
TRI Princeton

601 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540

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TRI is a 501(c)3 Corporation

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