LABORATORY SERVICES

Testing

The Centre offers companies the use of the technical testing laboratory, which houses high specification testing equipment, supervised by qualified technical staff with experience in –

  • WIRA approved fibre testing
  • USTER approved yarn testing
  • Introduction to the physical testing of textiles
  • Introduction to testing methods for fibre, yarn & fabric
  • Fibre, yarn & fabric testing
  • Benchmarking for yarn regularity

Physical Testing Services available include:

FIBRE TESTINGYARN TESTINGFABRIC TESTING
Fibre LengthLinear DensityAbrasion
Fibre DiameterTwistICI Pilling Method
Fibre FinenessEvennessSwiss Pilling Method
RegainHairinessCrease Resistance
Moisture ContentTensile StrengthBursting Strength
ElongationTensile Strength (Strip Method)
Cyclic LoadingTensile Strength (Grab Method)
CrimpTear Strength (Single, Tongue, Wing)
RegainFabric Elongation
Moisture ContentSeam Slippage
CountFabric Make up particulars
Fabric Shrinkage

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

Mathis Lab Dyer

Datacolor 650 Spectrophotometer

Mettler Toledo Weighing Machine

Martindale Fabric Abrasion Tester

Pilling Tester

Wrap Reel Yarn Measuring Machine

Titan Fabric and Yarn Strength Tester

ESCO Fume Cupboard

Microscope

Projection Microscope

VeriVide Light Box

Twist Test Meter

01484 346500