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Physical Testing

Our capabilities for physical testing are second to none. Staffed by textile and engineering qualified specialists, and the best available instruments, we pride ourselves in being able to test and evaluate technical problems and defect analysis on a wide range of products.

  • Abrasion
    • Martindale 909: 9kpa/12kpa (ASTM D4966)
    • Inflated Diaphragm (ASTM D3886)
    • Taber (ASTM D3884)
    • Wyzenbeek: Duck/Wire (ASTM D4157)
    • Flex Bar (ASTM D3995)
  • Bursting Strength: Ball/Mullen (ASTM D3787/ASTM D3786/ASTM D6797)
  • Button Impact Resistance (ASTM D5171)
  • Corduroy/Velvet Pile Retension (ASTM D4653)
  • Dynamic Fatigue (ASTM D4033)
  • Elastic Fabric Tension & Elongation (ASTM D4964)
  • Fabric Bow & Skew (ASTM D3882)
  • Fabric Construction
    • Fabric/Thread Count (ASTM D3775)
    • Twist Per Inch (ASTM D1422)
    • Weight (ASTM D3776)
    • Yarn Size/Denier (ASTM D1059)
  • Fabric Snagging – Mace (ASTM D3939)
  • Fabric Stiffness – Cantilever (ASTM D1388)
  • Knit Stretch Recovery
  • Manufacturers Seam Slippage (ASTM D1683)
  • Pilling
    • Martindale (ASTM D4970) and Modified
    • Random Tumble (ASTM D3512)
    • ICI/ISO (BS 5811)
  • Seam Slippage (ASTM D434)
  • Spun Yarn Grade
  • Stretch Recovery
    • Knit (ASTM D2594)
    • Woven (ASTM D3107)
  • Tensile: Grab Method (ASTM D5034)
  • Tear Resistance
    • Elmendorf (ASTM D1424)
    • Tongue (ASTM D2261)
  • Yarn Crimp
  • Yarn Distortion (ASTM D1336)
  • Yarn Filament Count
  • Yarn Staple Length Distribution
  • Yarn Tenacity (ASTM D885)
  • Snap Strength (ASTM PS79)
  • Zipper Strength (ASTM D2061)

Peel Adhesion Methods:

  • ASTM B571: Standard Practice for Qualitative Adhesion Testing of Metallic Coatings
  • ASTM D429 Method B: Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property—Adhesion to Rigid Substrates
  • ASTM D3330 Method F: Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
  • ASTM D6252: Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle
  • ASTM D6862: Standard Test Method for 90 Degree Peel Resistance of Adhesives