Textile and Apparel Testing

The textile and apparel testing have a sole aim of Safety and Quality. The quality mainly focuses on the feature and is commonly connected to general customers whereas safety focuses on the protecting consumers from any kind of health hazard to the customers. The perfect qualification to both of these adjectives leads to a reliable textile apparel product to be used.
CEGTH understands the importance which customers give to the textiles and apparels they use in their daily life. A regular testing of textiles and apparels gives superior output. With respect to physical & chemical properties, strength, performance & eco-friendly parameters. CEGTH offers wide range of testing on woven, non-woven, knitted fabrics & garments as well as testing of dyes and textile auxiliaries

Appearance

  • After washing / dry cleaning
  • Smoothness, puckering
  • Bowing or skewing / spirality
  • Pilling / fuzziness
  • Colour change,Self staining
  • Print deterioration
  • Visual seam opening
  • Fraying of surface & seam threads
  • Effect on decoration, embellishment, zippers, accessories, labels etc.
  • Others

Color Fastness – Color fastness is determination of color transfer and color change degree. According to customer’s requirements, there are many testing methods.

  • Washing
  • Water
  • Rubbing
  • Perspiration
  • Saliva
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bleaching : chlorine/ non-chlorine
  • Others

Performance

  • Tensile / bursting strength
  • Tear strength
  • Seam strength
  • Pilling / fuzziness
  • 1/3/5 wash cycles
  • Appearance
  • Absorbency
  • Dimensional stablity to washing
  • Tuft withdrawal force
  • Pull of attachment strength
  • Others

Construction – This test is aimed at checking whether fiber contents wrote on tag is correct or not. And when it comes to fiber unclaimed, fiber identification shall be carried out first, and then do the quantitative analysis.

  • Fiber composition
  • Count / denier of warp & weft
  • Twist
  • Weight per unit area(square / linear)
  • Ends & picks per unit length
  • Wales & courses (thread density)
  • Total count of yarn
  • Type of weave
  • Width
  • Thickness

Specialized Tests

  • Flammability
  • Water repellency
  • Oil repellency
  • Anti-bacterial property
  • Ageing
  • Whiteness
  • Wash care suggestion & labeling
  • Small parts
  • Sharp points & edges
  • PVC (FTIR)
  • Other Regulatory test parameters

Accessories Tests

  • Pull off
  • Attachment
  • Corrosions
  • Color fastness
  • Others

Eco Parameters

  • pH
  • Formaldehyde
  • Release of banned amines (from azo dyes)
  • Carcinogenic / allergenic dyes
  • Pesticides
  • Phthalates
  • Heavy metals
  • PCP/TCP/TECP/OPP
  • Organotin compounds
  • Nickel release(metallic accessories)
  • Forbidden Flame Retardant
  • Chromium VI
  • Monomer in PVC
  • Chlorinated benzene & Toluene
  • Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT)
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Sensory odor test
  • others