Product Testing and Analysis

The laboratory provides product testing and analysis service to the clothing, textiles and related industries.


CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RELATED CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Provide advice on material usage and care.
    Fabric specification development

TESTING SERVICES AVAILABLE (WOOLWORTHS ACCREDITED)

  • Colourfastness to washing
  • Colourfastness to sea water
  • Colourfastness to chlorinated water
  • Colour fastness to hydrolysis
  • Colour fastness for contrast trimmed items
  • Colour fastness to perspiration
  • Colour fastness to water
  • Rub Fastness
  • Garment durability wash
  • Fabric dimensional stability to washing (Wascator)
  • Bowing/spirality measurement
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Pilling
  • Snagging
  • Solid Content
  • Tensile strength
  • Tear strength
  • Seam Slippage
  • Stretch and recovery tests on elastomeric materials
  • Print Durability
  • Burst strength knits
  • Fabric mass per square metre
  • Ph Test liquids and compounds
  • Ph material
  • Yarn count
  • Yarn twist
  • Yarn shrinkage/crimp
  • Spray rating
  • Water resistance
  • Accelerated heat ageing of textiles
  • Wicking
  • Fibre identification
    • Microscopic
    • Solubility
  • Light fastness and weathering tests
    • Grade 4(and lower)
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
  • Fault Analysis /Care Label instruction
  • Fabric analysis
  • Trials / Problem Analysis

AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY

  • Pilling and snagging Tester
  • Impulse random tumble pilling tester
  • Burst strength tester
  • Xenon Arc light and weather fastness tester
  • Wascator ( high specification washing machine)
  • Digital microscope and camera + software
  • Tensile Tester + Stretch and recovery attachment
  • Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester X2
  • Yarn wrap reel (WIRA)Twist tester (WIRA DTT 003)
  • Yarn Friction testerRapid oil extractor apparatus
  • Digital Crimp testerDrymeter III (Moisture meter) L5800
  • Pyrotec Infrared dyeing machinePadder
  • Spray rating Tester
  • Air Permeability Tester
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DS C)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA )
  • Dynamic Contact Angle Analysis (DCA)

contact
TESTING LABORATORY
+27(0)21 959 6346 /6439
+27(0)21 959 6826
techstation@cput.ac.za