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Physical Testing

Colorfastness

Flammability

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Physical Testing

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Blocking - CFFA 4

CFFA 4

Determines the development of surface tack of chemically coated fabrics at elevated temperatures.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Brush Pilling - ASTM D3511

ASTM D3511

Measures the propensity of a fabric to form pills (bunches or balls of tangled fibers which are held to the surface by one or more fibers). Specimens are brushed with a nylon bristle brush for 4 minutes to create fuzzing and then rubbed face to face for 2 minutes to create pilling.

Lead Time: 3-5 days / Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Cold Crack Resistance - CFFA 6a

CFFA 6a

Determines the temperature at which cracks may appear if a chemically coated fabric is left in the cold and then folded sharply under the pressure of a roller.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Dimensional Change - ASTM D3597 Section6.5

ASTM D3597 Section6.5

Measures the dimensional change of a fabric when subjected to water and allowed to dry in the prevailing ambient temperature.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Dimensional Change to Commercial Laundering - AATCC 96

AATCC 96

Determines the dimensional change of fabrics and garments when subjected to commercial or home laundering procedures.

Lead Time: 5 days (based on 5 cycles)
Yardage required: 1 yard x full width

Flex Testing - ASTM D2097; CFFA 10

ASTM D2097; CFFA 10

Determines the resistance of a coated fabric to crack or craze when subjected to repeated flexing under specific conditions.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 18"

Hydrolysis - ASTM D3690 Section 6.11; ISO 1419 Method C

Determines the ability of a polyurethane material to withstand the environmental effects of high humidity or exposure to wet conditions. Visual evaluations for cracking, peeling or delamination are made after placing specimens in an environmental chamber at 158°F and 95% relative humidity for week intervals. Alternately, coating adhesion, flex resistance and / or abrasion can be evaluated before and after exposure.

Lead Time: Chamber Runs Weekly / Yardage Required: 12" x 12"/wk

Mace Snagging - ASTM D3939

ASTM D3939

Assesses the property of a fabric whereby yarns or parts of yarns are prevented or inhibited from being pulled or plucked from the surface; a metal mace is used.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Martindale Abrasion - ASTM D4966

ASTM D4966

Measure the abrasion resistance (wearing away of any part of a material by rubbing it against another surface) of textile fabrics. Specimens are abraded by placing them face to face with a worsted wool abradant and subjecting to them to thousands of cycles in a Lissajous figure movement.

Lead Time: Call for current lead time / Yardage Required: 18" x 36"

Martindale Pilling - ASTM D4970

ASTM D4970

Measures the propensity of a fabric to form pills (bunches or balls of tangled fibers which are held to the surface by one or more fibers). Specimens rub face to face for 100 interval movements.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 9" x full width

Mass Per Unit Area: Woven Fabric - ASTM D3776 Option C

ASTM D3776 Option C

Measures the mass per unit area of fabrics.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Puncture Resistance - ASTM D751 Section22-25

ASTM D751 Section22-25

Measures the resistance of a fabric to puncture.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 36"

Random Tumble Pilling - ASTM D3512

ASTM D3512

Measures the propensity of a fabric to form pills; specimens tumble in a cork lined chamber for 30 minutes.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 18"

Scrape and Mar Resistance - ASTM D2197, D5178

ASTM D2197, D5178

A U-shaped stylus, loaded with weight, is dragged across the surface of a coating to determine the scratch or mar resistance (ability to resist damage by light abrasion) Ball point or needle stylus may be substituted.

Lead Time: 3-5 days / Yardage Required:18" x 24"

Scrubbability - ASTM F793 Section7.7; CFFA 130

ASTM F793 Section7.7; CFFA 130

Determines the ability of a coated fabric to be scrubbed with soap and not cause damage or discoloration to the surface. Specimens are rubbed for a specified number of cycles with nylon brushes after applying a soap solution.

Lead Time: 5-10 days / Yardage Required: 1/4 yd x full width

Seam Strength - ASTM D3597 Section 6.3, D434-95 (Withdrawn 2004)

ASTM D3597 Section 6.3, D434-95 (Withdrawn 2004)

Measures the seam strength of the textile.

Lead Time: Call for lead time
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Seam Slippage - ASTM D1683, D4034 (Withdrawn 1992)

ASTM D1683, D4034 (Withdrawn 1992)

Measures the displacement of one or more yarns from the original position, causing differences in alignment or spacing or both by applying an increasing amount of force to a seam.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 24" x 36"

Shrinkage - CFFA 140

CFFA 140

Determines the ability of a chemically coated fabric to resist shrinkage when subjected to moisture and heat.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Spray Test - AATCC 22

AATCC 22

This method measures the resistance of fabrics to wetting by water. This is suitable for measuring the water repellent efficiency of finishes applied to fabrics.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x full width

Stain Resistance - ASTM D1308; CFFA 141

ASTM D1308; CFFA 141

Determines the resistance of a fabric to staining when subjected to common household stains and cleaning agents.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 8" x 8" per stain

Stiffness of Fabric - ASTM D4032

ASTM D4032

Determines the resistance of a fabric to multidirectional bending when forced through a circular opening.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Strength / Elongation Grab Method - ASTM D751 Section11-15, 17

ASTM D751 Section11-15, 17, D5034

Measures the extension length of fabric compared to the length prior to stretching at specified intervals.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 24"

Strength / Elongation Grab Method - D5034

D5034

Measures the maximum force applied to a material to force a rupture.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 36"

Strength / Elongation Grab Method - CFFA 17

CFFA 17

Measures the maximum force applied to a material to force a rupture.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 36"

Stretch and Set - CFFA 15; SAE J855

CFFA 15; SAE J855

Measures the stretch resistance and recovery ability of a fabric when subjected to 25 pounds of force.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 36"

Taber Abrasion - ASTM D3884

ASTM D3884

Measures the abrasion resistance of textile fabrics. Specimens are abraded by abrasive wheels under a predetermined amount of pressure using a rotational rubbing motion.

Lead Time: 5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 36"

Tear Strength of Fabrics: Tongue Method - ASTM D751 Section 28-31, D5735-95(2001) (Withdrawn 2009)

ASTM D751 Section 28-31, D2261, D5735-95(2001) (Withdrawn 2009); CFFA 16b

Measures the actual tearing strength of a fabric by partially slitting a specimen to resemble pants and pulling with equal force in opposite directions on the two “legs.”

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 24"

Tear Strength of Fabrics: Tongue Method - D2261; CFFA 16b

D2261

Measures the actual tearing strength of a fabric by partially slitting a specimen to resemble pants and pulling with equal force in opposite directions on the two “legs.”

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x 24"

Volatility- ASTM D1203; Test Method A; CFFA 18

ASTM D1203; Test Method A; CFFA 18

Determines the rate at which materials volatize from the chemical coated fabrics at a given temperature.

Lead Time: 5-7 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Wyzenbeek Abrasion - ASTM D4157, D3597 Section 6.4

ASTM D4157, D3597 Section 6.4
Measures the abrasion resistance (wearing away of any part of a material by rubbing against another surface) of textile fabrics. Specimens are abraded by placing face to face with a cotton duck or wire screen abradant under 3 pounds of compression and 4 pounds of tension force and subjecting them to a back and forth (double rub) movement.

Lead Time: Call for lead time / Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Colorfastness

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Colorfastness to Crocking: Flat - AATCC8

AATCC8

Determines the amount of color transferred from the surface of a colored textile material to another surface by rubbing.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 8" x 10"

Colorfastness to Laundering - AATCC 61 2a, 3a

AATCC 61 2a, 3a

Determines the ability of a fabric to resist color change or transfer its color to adjacent fabrics under accelerated laundering conditions.

Lead Time: 5-7 days
Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Colorfastness to Light - AATCC 16.3 Option 3

AATCC 16.3 Option 3

An accelerated method that assesses the specimen’s ability to resist fading or other color degradation when exposed to a Xenon Arc light source for a specified amount of time. Light simulates sunlight through window glass.

Lead Time: 3-5 days / Yardage Required: 8" x 10"

Colorfastness to Light - ASTM G154 Cycle 1

ASTM G154 Cycle 1

An accelerated method that assesses the specimen’s ability to resist fading or other color degradation when exposed to alternate cycles of UV light and dark condensing humidity for a specified amount of time; light simulates direct sunlight while dark cycle simulates night with dew formation.

Lead Time: Avg. 100 hrs/week / Yardage Required: 8" x 10"

Colorfastness to Perspiration - AATCC 15

AATCC 15

Determines the effect of acid perspiration on fabrics in regards to the ability to resist color change or dye transfer to adjacent fabrics.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Colorfastness to Sea Water - AATCC 106

AATCC 106

Determines the effect of sea water on fabrics in regards to the ability to resist color change or dye transfer to adjacent fabrics.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Colorfastness to Solvent - ASTM D3597 Section 6.7

ASTM D3597 Section 6.7

Determines the effect of dry cleaner solvent on fabrics in regards to the ability to resist color change or dye transfer to adjacent fabrics.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18" x full width

Colorfastness to Water - AATCC107

AATCC107

Determines the effect of water on fabrics in regards to the ability to resist color change or dye transfer to adjacent fabrics.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Denim Dye Transfer - Ford BN 112-09

Ford BN 112-09

Determines the susceptibility of materials to dye ingress (transfer of dye, particularly from denim to the surface of a material) through rubbing. May also evaluate the ability to remove the dye from the material through cleaning.

Lead Time: 3-5 days / Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Oil Repellency - AATCC 118

AATCC 118

This method is used to detect the presence of a fluorochemical finish, or other compounds capable of imparting a low energy surface on all types of fabrics. This is done by evaluating the fabric’s resistance to wetting by a selected series of liquid hydrocarbons.

Lead Time: 3-5 days / Yardage Required: 12" x 12"

Water/Alcohol Repellency - AATCC 193

AATCC 193

Determines the repellency of a fabric by subjecting it to a series of water : alcohol solutions with different surface tensions.

Lead Time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 12" x full width

Flammability

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45 Degree - 16 CFR 1610

16 CFR 1610

Used to classify fabrics’ ease of ignition and burning rate. Specimens are subjected to a 5/8 inch flame for 1 second and given a classification based on performance.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18” x 36”

45 Degree - ASTM D1230

ASTM D1230

Used to classify fabrics’ ease of ignition and burning rate. Specimens are subjected to a 5/8 inch flame for 1 second and given a classification based on performance.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x 36”

45 Degree - California Technical Bulletin 117 Section E

California Technical Bulletin 117 Section E

Evaluates cigarette ignition resistance of upholstery cover fabrics. A cigarette is placed on a mockup assembly of the cover fabric wrapped around foam.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 1 Yd x Full width

Bedding - IMO FTP Code Part 9

IMO FTP Code Part 9

Used to classify bedding materials for used on commercial boats travelling in international waters. Specimens are subjected to smoldering cigarette and open flame ignition sources.

Lead time: 7-10 days
Yardage required: 2 Yd x Full width

Drapery - Boston BFD IX-1

Boston BFD IX-1

Used to classify draperies and decorative materials used within the city of Boston, MA. Specimens are subjected to a 6 inch propane torch flame for 10 seconds.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 12” x 36”

Horizontal - ASTM D5132

ASTM D5132

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18" x full width

Horizontal - CMVSS 302

CMVSS 302

Used to classify automotive interior materials. Specimens are held horizontal and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 15 seconds. Burn rate is calculated.

Lead time: call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

Horizontal - FMVSS 302

FMVSS 302

Used to classify automotive interior materials. Specimens are held horizontal and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 15 seconds. Burn rate is calculated.

Lead time: call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

Horizontal - SAE J369

SAE J369

Used to classify automotive interior materials. Specimens are held horizontal and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 15 seconds. Burn rate is calculated.

Lead time: call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

Upholstered - ASTM E1353 (Cover Fabric Test)

ASTM E1353 (Cover Fabric Test)

Measures the ability of an upholstery fabric to resist ignition by a smoldering cigarette when the specimen is tested in combination with polyurethane foam cushioning.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

Upholstered - California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013 – Cover Fabric Test

California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013 – Cover Fabric Test

Evaluates cigarette ignition resistance of upholstery cover fabrics. A cigarette is placed on a mockup assembly of the cover fabric wrapped around foam.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 1 Yd x Full width

Upholstered - UFAC (Fabric Classification Test)

UFAC (technical equivalent to NFPA 260, ASTM E1353) (Fabric Classification Test)

Measures the ability of an upholstery fabric to resist ignition by a smoldering cigarette when the specimen is tested in combination with polyurethane foam cushioning.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

Vertical - California Title 19, Section 1237.1 – Proposed Revision

California Title 19, Section 1237.1 – Proposed Revision

Performed to classify draperies and decorative materials used within the state of California. Specimens are subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 12 seconds.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

Vertical - CAN/ULC S109

CAN/ULC S109

Canadian Flammability Standard consisting of a small and large-scale vertical flammability tests.

Lead time: 5-7 days / Yardage required: 4 Yd x Full width

Vertical - FAA 25.853b4

FAA 25.853b4

Used to classify drapery materials for use in NY/NJ Port Authority buildings. Based on the FAA 25.853 tests specimens are tested vertically and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 12 seconds.

Lead time: Call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

Vertical - IMO FTP Code Part 7

IMO FTP Code Part 7

Used to classify drapery materials for use on commercial boats travelling in international waters. Specimens are subjected to increasing levels of ignition until ignition is sustained.

Lead time: 7-10 days
Yardage required: 1.5 Yd x Full width

Vertical - NFPA 701 (Withdrawn 1989)1, Small & Large Scale, NFPA 701: Test #1

NFPA 701: Test #1 (Withdrawn 1989)1, Small Scale

Used to classify flame resistant materials used in the interior of buildings, protective clothing and outdoor coverings. Specimens are held vertically and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 12 seconds.

Lead time: 3-5 days / Yardage required: 18” x Full width

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Scope of Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Valid To: September 30, 2019 – Certificate Number: 3193.01

In recognition of the successful completion of the A2LA evaluation process, accreditation is granted to this laboratory to perform the above textile tests.

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