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Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of plastic films and sheeting

ASTM F1249, ISO 15106-2
Determination of the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) according to the ASTM F1249 standard. WVTR describes the amount of water vapor that passes …

SEM imaging

Imaging of the sample using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Typically, several images are taken with varying magnifications to get a good overview of the sample. The sample can be prepared with a metallic coating for non-conductive samples. For cross-section measurement, an …

SEM-EDX imaging

Imaging of the sample using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX or EDS). Typically, several images are taken with varying magnifications to get a good overview of the sample. An EDX mapping, line scan, or point measurement is …

Face mask type II tests according to EN 14683 standard

EN 14683, ISO 11737-1
Accredited testing of the performance of type II face masks according to EN 14683 standard. The tests include bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), differential pressure (DP) …

Phthalates analysis package (REACH)

Phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used as plasticizers, which make plastics more flexible and durable. Phthalates have also been used as additives in products such as cosmetics and personal care items. Several phthalates have been …

Air permeability of textiles

EN ISO 9237
This test measures the air permeability of fabrics according to standard EN ISO 9237. Most types of fabrics, including industrial fabrics for technical purposes, nonwovens, and made-up textile articles, are suited for the test. The …

Ignitability of upholstered furniture by EN 1021-1 and EN 1021-2

EN 1021-1, EN 1021-2
Parts 1 and 2 of the EN 1021 standard are used to assess the ignitability of upholstered seating. A smoldering cigarette and match-flame equivalent are used as …

IMO 2010 FTPC Part 9 – Test for bedding components

IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 9 fire testing assesses the suitability of bedding components for marine use. Test results can be used for type approval (wheel mark). During testing, the ignitability of mattresses, quilts, blankets, …

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Abrasion resistance of textiles – Martindale method

EN ISO 12947-2
The Martindale method is used to test the abrasion resistance of textiles. All uncoated textile fabrics can be tested. During the test, pieces of the sample material are rubbed against a standard …

Aromatic amines derived from azo dyes

EN 14362-1, EN 14362-3
Determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo dyes in accordance with the standard EN 14362-1.

IMO 2010 FTPC Part 8 – Test for upholstered furniture

IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 8 testing for upholstered furniture is used to assess the suitability of materials for maritime use. The results can be used for type approval (wheel mark). The testing is performed on the actual …

Light blocking effect of textiles (AATCC 203)

AATCC TM203
This test measures the light-blocking properties of textiles (typically curtains or drapes) against light passing through them. Testing is performed according to standard AATCC 203. Testing is conducted with …

Microplastics released from textiles

AATCC TM212, ISO/DIS 4484-1
The test is used to quantify the microplastics released from textiles during laundering. Microplastic particles are identified and counted using FTIR-ATR and SEM-EDX methods. The analysis is …

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) analysis of solids and fabrics

GC-MS analysis of 16 PAH compounds, which are listed as high-priority pollutants by the US-EPA. The analyzed PAH compounds are: naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, fluorene, phenanthrene, …

Tear strength of textiles

DIN 53354, ISO 13934-1, ISO 13934-2, …
Tear strength is used to evaluate the mechanical strength characteristics of textiles. Tensile properties and elongation at break can be determined by a variety of standards depending …

Antibacterial activity of textiles, absorption method

EN ISO 20743
This antibacterial activity test by the ISO 20743 standard is suitable for all textile products, including nonwovens. The method is also applicable to textiles that have been treated with …

Bioburden of a face mask

EN 14683, ISO 11737-1
Accredited testing of the microbiological cleanliness (Bioburden) of face masks according to EN 14683 standard. The results include the viable aerobic bacteria, yeasts and molds. The colony-forming units (CFU) are counted …

Dimensional change of textiles after ironing

DIN 53894-1, EN ISO 3759
This test is a combination of two standards that are together used to determine dimensional changes in textiles and clothing after ironing. The results are expressed as percentages (%) …

Dimensional change of textiles exposed to cold water

This test utilizes an in-house standard to determine the dimensional change in textile, fabric, or clothing articles after being exposed to cold water.

Dimensional change of textiles exposed to dry air

This test utilizes an in-house standard to determine the dimensional change in textile, fabric, or clothing articles after being exposed to dry air.

Face mask type IIR tests according to EN 14683 standard

EN 14683, ISO 11737-1, ISO 22609
Accredited testing of the performance of type II face masks according to EN 14683 standard. The tests include bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), …

Single-end breaking force & elongation at break of fibres and threads

EN ISO 2062
This test gives the breaking force and elongation at break of textile yarns according to ISO 2062 standard. During the test, a constant extension rate is used. The method …

Thickness of textile products

EN ISO 5084
The method can be used to determine the thickness of textile products under specified pressure. The test is not applicable to textile floor coverings, geotextiles, nonwovens or coated fabrics.

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of textiles

ASTM E96
Water vapor transmission rate testing is used to evaluate the breathability of textiles. The ASTM E96 test measures the amount of water vapor that passes through the fabric in a controlled environment. The …

Dimensional change of textiles after dry cleaning

EN ISO 3175-1, EN ISO 3759
This test is a combination of two testing standards that are used to assess the dimensional changes in textiles and clothes after a dry cleaning process. The results are …

Dimensional change of textiles as a result of washing and drying

EN ISO 3759, EN ISO 5077, EN ISO 6330
This test is a combination of three ISO standards that are together used to asses dimensional changes in textiles after domestic …

Electrostatic behaviour of textiles

DIN 54345-1
This test is used to evaluate textile's electrostatic properties by measuring the electrical resistance.

IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 7 – Test for vertically supported textiles and films

IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 7
Vertically supported textiles and films are to be tested by IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 7 to assess their suitability for marine use. Test …

Linear density of threads by the rope method

DIN 53830-3
This test can be used to determine the linear density of all kinds of yarns in package form with the rope method. The method is applicable to single yarns, folded yarns, and cabled yarns. However, the method …

Pilling test for textiles

EN ISO 12945-2
The fabric's tendency to fuzz, lint, and pill is determined with the Martindale method.  Small fibers that come loose from the surface of a fabric can form fuzzy balls, called pills. This can affect the appearance and durability of …

Textile's resistance to water penetration

AATCC 127, ISO 811
This method determines the resistance of fabrics to penetration by water with the hydrostatic pressure method. The method is primarily intended for dense fabrics.

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of plastic films with the gravimetric dish method

DIN 53122-1
The gravimetric dish method can be used to determine the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of materials that have a high water vapor …

Absorbency drop test for textiles

This test is used to determine the water absorbency of various textiles and fabric materials. A drop of water is placed on the sample, and the time it takes for the drop to be fully absorbed into the material is measured. The result is given in …

Antibacterial activity of textiles, Agar method

EN ISO 20645
Determination of the antibacterial activity of textiles and fabrics with the Agar method. This method is suitable for textiles that have not been treated with antibacterial substances that react with Agar.

Antiseptic resistance of textiles

Determination of antiseptic resistance of textiles by an in-house method.

Appearance changes in textiles after the Martindale abrasion test

EN ISO 12947-4
As a part of ISO 12947, this method is used to asses the appearance changes of textiles that have undergone the Martindale abrasion test. The test is applicable to all …

Area weight of textiles

EN 12127
A test method to determine the mass per unit area of textiles and fabrics using small samples.

Blocking resistance of textiles

EN ISO 5978
Testing to determine the blocking resistance of rubber- or plastic-coated fabrics.

Boil shrinkage of yarns

Determination of yarn's boil shrinkage with an in-house method.

Coating adhesion of textiles

EN ISO 2411
This test determines the coating adhesion strength of coated fabrics. Knowing the adhesion strength of the coating to the fabric is important, because poor adhesion strength may often result in the failure of the product.

Cold water shrinkage of textured yarns

Determination of yarn shrinkage in cold water by an in-house method.

Color fastness of textiles

DIN 53160-1, DIN 53160-2, DIN 54034, …
Colorfastness describes a textile's ability to retain its original color when exposed to different types of chemical, mechanical, or environmental stress. We offer color fastness …

Color fastness of textiles to washing

EN ISO 105-C06, EN ISO 105-C08, EN ISO 105-C09, …
This test measures the color fastness of textiles in domestic and commercial laundering processes according to the EN ISO 105-C standard. The …

Crease resistance of dry textiles

DIN 53890
This test is used to determine the crease recovery angle of textiles.

Dimensional change of textiles after hand wash

This test utilizes an in-house standard to determine the dimensional change in textile, fabric, or clothing articles after a hand wash. Results are expressed in percentages of shrinkage or extension.

Distortion of textiles, determination of skew and bow

EN ISO 13015
This test determines the distortion of a woven fabric in which the weft yarns are perpendicular to the warp yarns.

Dry air shrinkage of yarns

Determination of yarn shrinkage in dry air by an inhouse method.

Fabric electrostatic properties – surface resistivity

EN 1149-1
Surface resistivity testing of clothing or gloves. Standardised test method for protective clothing with electrostatic dissipation for preventing incendiary discharge.

Fiber length of threads

Determination of fiber length by an in-house method.

Filament count of fibres and threads

The filament count of fibers and threads in textile samples is determined by an in-house method.

Force and elongation of textiles – strip method

ASTM D 5035-95
This test is used to determine the breaking force and elongation of fabrics and textiles. This test is not recommended for fabrics with high stretch (over 11%), but it can be used for most other …

Hydrostatic pressure of textiles

AATCC 127
This test measures the textile's resistance to water with the hydrostatic pressure method according to AATCC 127 standard. During the test, one surface of the sample is subjected to hydrostatic pressure, which is increased at a …

Intermingling point of yarns

Determination of the intermingling point of yarns by an in-house method.

Knot tensile test of single and plied yarns

DIN 53842-1
The test gives the tensile strength of single and plied yarns with the knot method.

Lightfastness of textiles according to EN ISO 105-B02 (up to note 6)

EN ISO 105-B02
This test determines the resistance of color of all kinds of textiles to artificial natural daylight (D65) up to note 6 of standard ISO 105-B02.

Lightfastness of textiles according to EN ISO 105-B02 (up to note 7)

EN ISO 105-B02
This test determines the resistance of color of all kinds of textiles to artificial natural daylight (D65) up to note 7 of the standard.

Lightfastness of textiles moistened with artificial sweat

EN ISO 105-B07
This test determines the resistance of color of all kinds of textiles to the combined effect of artificial sweat and artificial daylight (D65).

Linear density of elasto-yarns and core spun yarns

DIN 53830-4
With the 53830-4 standard the linear density of single and plied elasto-yarns can be determined according to the short-length method. The method is applicable to elasto-yarns including core-spun yarns …

Linear density of single and plied yarns – short-length method

DIN 53830-3
With the DIN 53830-3 standard, the linear density of single and plied yarns can be determined using the short-length method. The method applies to simple, plied, and textured yarns.

Loop test for single and plied yarns

DIN 53843-1
The test gives the tensile strength of single and plied yarns with the loop method.

Mass per unit area of nonwovens

EN 29073-1
A test method to determine the mass per unit area of nonwoven textiles and fabrics by using small samples.

Melting point of fibers and threads

Determination of fiber melting point using the Kofler bench. The maximum testing temperature is 260 °C.

Number of stitches per unit length and unit area in textiles

EN 14971
The method gives the number of stitches per unit length and unit area in most knitted fabrics.

Number of threads per unit length of textiles

EN 1049-2
This test is a modification of the ISO 7211-2 standard and it gives the number of threads per unit length of textile woven fabrics.

Oil repellency of textiles + hydrocarbon resistance test

AATCC 118
This test is used to indicate the textile's oil stain resistance, more specifically its resistance to wetting by hydrocarbons. A series of selected liquid hydrocarbons with different surface …

Oil resistance of textiles

EN ISO 14419
This test is used to give indication about textile's oil stain resistance, more specifically its resistance to wetting by hydrocarbons. In this test a series of selected liquid hydrocarbons with different surface tensions are used and …

Optical brightness of textiles with UV light

This test is used to detect optical brighteners with UV light according to an in-house method. Optical brightening agents (OBAs) are often added to fabrics by manufacturers to increase their perceived whiteness or brightness.

Permanent bend strength of textiles by flexometer method

EN ISO 32100
This test is used for rubber or plastic-coated fabrics to determine their flex resistance in the folded condition. The appearance of the test specimen after a specified number of flex cycles …

Seam slippage resistance of textiles

EN ISO 13936-2
Determination of the resistance of thread systems of woven fabrics to slippage at a sewn seam. This method is suitable for all upholstery and apparel fabrics and stretch fabrics.

Seam tensile properties of textile products

EN ISO 13935-1, EN ISO 13935-2
Determines the strength of straight seams in fabrics and apparel when a force is applied perpendicular to the seam. The method is applicable to most fabrics, but typically not …

Specimen mass loss after the Martindale abrasion test

EN ISO 12947-3
Determines the mass loss of specimens that have undergone the Martindale abrasion resistance test. The test is applicable to all uncoated fabrics.

Textile's resistance to surface wetting with spray test by AATCC 22

AATCC 22
This test indicates the textiles resistance to surface wetting by water. This test can be used for any type of textile or fabric to study surface wetting. However, this test cannot be …

Textile's resistance to surface wetting with spray test by EN ISO 4920

EN ISO 4920
This test indicates the textiles resistance to surface wetting by water. This test can be used for any type of textile or fabric to study surface wetting. However, this …

Transverse distortion of textiles

AATCC 179
This test determines the change in skewness in woven and knitted fabrics or twist in garments upon being subjected to repeated automatic domestic laundering procedures.

Twist in yarns

EN ISO 2061
This test determines the direction of the twist in yarns, the number of twists in turns per unit length, and the change in length on untwisting by a direct counting method. The method cannot be used for yarns that stretch more than 0.5% when the tension …

Urine resistance of textiles

Determination of urine resistance of textiles by an in-house method.

Water suction speed of textiles

DIN 53924
This method uses the rising height method to determine the suction speed of textiles against water.

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of ultra-high barrier films and sheetings

Determination of the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of ultra-high barrier materials. The method can also be used to test moderate barrier materials at high-temperature …

Width and length of fabrics

EN 1773
A test method to determine the width and length of textiles and fabrics.

Yarn evenness determination

Determination of the evenness of yarns by an in-house method.

pH of aqueous extracts in cold or hot water extractions of paper, board or pulp

ISO 6588, PN 84/P-50109
With this test, the pH of water extraction (hot or cold) from a paper, board, or pulp sample is measured. The extraction is performed …

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