- Mass Per Unit Area
The fabric mass is an important technical specification in fabric performance evaluation. It is measured by exposing the small samples with known dimensions and weighed, then mass per unit area is calculated.
- Thread Count
Thread count is simply the number of threads per cm of fabric. These consist of vertical threads (warp) and horizontal threads (weft) woven together.
- Breaking Load
To determine the maximum force and elongation at maximum force of test specimens with the standard atmosphere.
- Tearing Strength
To measure of how well a material can withstand the effects of tearing or how well the material resists the growth of any cuts under tension.
- Abrasion Resistance Test
Abrasion resistance is the ability of a fabric to resist surface wear caused by flat rubbing contact with another material includes the physical destruction of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
- Dimensional Change After Washing
A dimensional change resulting in a decreasing in the length or width of specimen subjected to specified conditions in known shrinkage.
- Colour Fastness
To assess the amount of colour change or staining that takes place in a fabric after particular fastness testing. The grey scale has been used for assessing colour change rates of the results from class 1 (poor, substantial change of colour) to class 5 (no change in original colour).
- Colour fastness to washing
- Colour fastness to perspiration
- Colour fastness to rubbing
- Colour fastness to water
- Drape Coefficient Test
A test to measure the drapeability of the fabric. It is defined as the percentage of area of the annular ring covered by the projection of the drapes sample.
- Colour Coordinate
A method of calculating the colour coordinate of the sample. This colour coordinate is measured using the spectrophotometer.
Comfort Test on Fabric
- Moisture Management Test
To evaluate textile moisture management properties by quantitatively measure liquid moisture transfer in a fabric in multi directions, where liquid moisture spreads on both surfaces of the fabric and transfers from one surface to the opposite.
- Sweated Guarded Hotplate (SGHP)
The sweating guarded hotplate is intended to simulate the heat and mass transfer processes which occur next to the human skin. This equipment is used for determining fabric thermal resistance and water vapour resistance, under steady-state conditions.
Type of tests:
- Thermal resistance test
- Water vapour resistance test
For more detailed information, please contact:
Cik Wan Jamaliyah binti Wan Kadir
Telephone: 603-8732 4476