TEXTILE / CLOTHING TESTING AND ANALYSIS

Yarns – Fabrics – Accessories – Garments

TEXTILE / CLOTHING TESTING AND ANALYSIS

Our textile testing services include:

  • Fiber testing.
  • Yarn testing.
  • Fabric, semi-finished, and finished garment testing.
  • Composition testing.
  • Dimensional stability testing.
  • Colour fastness testing.
  • Dyeing testing.
  • Chemical / ecological testing.
  • Down and feather testing.
  • Defect origin determination testing.
  • Zipper testing.
  • Flame testing.

 

Why choose CQT – Centro Qualità Tessile for your textile testing?

We are accredited by the Italian body Accredia as a Testing Laboratory (LAB no. 0263L). Based on International Mutual Recognition Agreements (MLA/MRA) with EA, IAF, and ILAC, our tests are internationally accredited.

Additionally, we are accredited in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (LAB ID 1758) for flammability of clothing textiles testing (standard: Code of Federal Regulation – 16 CFR Part 1610).

TEXTILE TESTING LIST

How to deliver samples and receive results

• Materials for analyses may be delivered with their corresponding consignment note (CN).

• The analyses we perform are destructive in nature, therefore we consider cutting and other procedures that cause sample deterioration to be authorized. The following information should be specified in the CN related to the material for testing:

– If sample return is not expected or requested, the phrase “Material intended for destructive testing” should be indicated.
– If sample return is expected or requested, the phrase “Transport on account of testing for laboratory analysis” should be indicated.
– If the sample is a garment or any finished product, the phrase “Cutting of garment/product authorized” should be indicated.

• The following information should be attached to the samples delivered to our laboratory:

– Composition.
– Features and/or technical specifications (especially if conformity assessments are requested).
– Any additional information relevant to the analysis in question (e.g., requests regarding the language of the report, report delivery method, sample preservation, etc.).
Note: All requests made after the issuance of the test reports will incur additional costs.

• Upon request, we are available to perform urgent tests, subject to technical feasibility within the requested timeframe and prompt delivery of samples by the Client.
Note: The execution of urgent tests will incur a 30% increase in regular costs.

• Residue samples will be kept by our laboratory at the Client’s disposal for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of issuance of the corresponding analysis certificates.
Note: At the end of this period, we consider ourselves authorized to destroy the analyzed samples, unless a written preservation request is expressly sent by the Client within the specified 30-day period or other explicit contractual arrangements are made.

• The results and test reports refer solely to the analyzed samples and to what is specifically requested by the Client (e.g., language, report delivery method, sample preservation, etc.).
Note: All requests made after the issuance of the test reports will incur additional costs.

• We can prepare the test reports in either English or Italian. The request regarding the language should be made prior to the execution of the analyses.
Note: All requests made after the issuance of the test reports will incur additional costs.

• If not otherwise agreed, we consider ourselves authorized to send the Client a preliminary copy of the test report by fax or email. The original report will then be personally delivered or sent by regular mail. If the Client does not wish to receive the reports through these means, he/she must communicate it before the execution of the tests, at the time of our acceptance of the work order.

• Test reports and related technical records will be kept by our laboratory for a period of 48 months from the date of their issuance.

Tests on fibers

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
1101* Determination of fiber length – Single fiber measurement method UNI 5751 Sample at least 2 g
1102* Determination of the diameter of wool fibers (CV 9000 software) Internal method Sample at least 2 g
1103* Determination of the diameter of artificial and synthetic fibers (CV 9000 software) Internal method Sample at least 2 g

Tests on yarns

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
1201* Yarn from packages – Determination of linear density UNI EN ISO 2060  At least 500 m of yarn
1205* Determination of twist in yarns – Direct counting method UNI EN ISO 2061  At least 15 / 20 m of yarn
1206* Indirect method for determining the twist in single yarns from discontinuous fibres UNI 9069 At least 15 / 20 m of yarn
1210* Yarns from packages – Determination of single-end breaking force and elongation at break using constant rate of extension (CRE) tester  UNI EN ISO 2062  At least 15 / 20 m of yarn
1215* Determination of the commercial mass UNI 9213-1-2-3-4-5-6 Cone of yarn
1220* Determination of the friction coefficient (Schlafhorst) Internal method Cone of yarn
1225* Determination of the number of filaments in continuous threads Internal method Cone of yarn or fabric
1235* Evaluation of the spinning type (Open End – Ring) Internal method Cone of yarn or fabric
1245 Conventional representation and identification of threads, twined yarns and twisted yarns UNI 6699 Cone of yarn or fabric

Tests on fabrics

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
1301 Fabrics – Determination of mass per unit area UNI 5114

For the areic mass: at least 50×50 cm of fabric

For the mass per unit of length: in addition, the width or height (in metres) of the fabric

1301a Fabrics – Determination of mass per unit area using small samples UNI EN 12127

For the areic mass: at least 50×50 cm of fabric

For the mass per unit of length: in addition, the width or height (in metres) of the fabric

1302* Determination of width and length UNI EN 1773 Piece
1303 Woven fabrics – Construction – Methods of analysis – Part 2: determination of number of threads per unit length UNI EN 1049-2  Fabric at least 10×10 cm
1305 Fabrics – Weave – Terms and definitions UNI 8099 Fabric at least 10×10 cm
1305a Knitting – Basic concepts – Vocabulary UNI EN ISO 4921 Fabric at least 10×10 cm
1306 Nonwovens – Test methods – Part 1: Determination of mass per unit area UNI EN 29073-1 Fabric at least 10×10 cm
1307a Test methods for nonwovens – Part 3: Determination of tensile strength and elongation UNI EN 29073-3 Fabric at least 60×60 cm
1308* Nonwovens – Test methods – Part 4: Determination of tear resistance by the trapezoid procedure UNI EN ISO 9073-4 Fabric at least 60×60 cm
1309* Fineness gauge Internal method Fabric of at least 10 cm in full height
1310 Determination of the mass per unit length (count) of a yarn extracted from a fabric UNI 9275 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1311* Thickness Internal method Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1315* Determination of twist in yarns – Direct counting method UNI EN ISO 2061  At least 15 / 20 m of yarn
1316* Twisting the threads – Indirect method for determining the twist in single yarns from discontinuous fibers through the untwisting-retwisting process UNI 9069 At least 15 / 20 m of yarn
1320 Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting – Part 2: Modified Martindale method

UNI EN ISO 12945-2

UNI EN ISO 12945-4

Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1322* Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting – Part 3: Random tumble pilling method

UNI EN ISO 12945-3

UNI EN ISO 12945-4

Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1325 Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting – Part 1: Pilling box method 

UNI EN ISO 12945-1

UNI EN ISO 12945-4

Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1330 Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 2: Determination of specimen breakdown

UNI EN ISO 12947-1

UNI EN ISO 12947-2

Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1330d Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 3: Determination of mass loss 

UNI EN ISO 12947-1

UNI EN ISO 12947-3

Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1130a Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 4: Assessment of appearance change

UNI EN ISO 12947-1

UNI EN ISO 12947-4

Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1331 Tensile properties of fabrics – Part 2: Determination of maximum force using the Grab method UNI EN ISO 13934-2 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1332* Nonwovens. Tensile properties (Grab method) UNI 8279-4 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1333 Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles – Part 1: Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the strip method UNI EN ISO 13935-1 Fabric at least 35×70 cm (the seams can be performed in the laboratory to test the warp, or weft direction, or both, otherwise the test is performed on existing seams)
1334 Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles – Part 2: Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the Grab method UNI EN ISO 13935-2 Fabric at least 35×70 cm (the seams can be performed in the laboratory to test the warp, or weft direction, or both, otherwise the test is performed on existing seams)
1340 Tensile properties of fabrics – Part 1: Determination of maximum force and elongation at maximum force using the strip method UNI EN ISO 13934-1 Fabric at least 60×60 cm
1341 Tear properties of fabrics – Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped test specimens (Single tear method) UNI EN ISO 13937-2 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1341a Tear properties of fabrics – Part 3: Determination of tear force of wing-shaped test specimens (Single tear method) UNI EN ISO 13937-3 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1341b Tear properties of fabrics – Part 1: Determination of tear force using ballistic pendulum method (Elmendorf) UNI EN ISO 13937-1 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1342* Determination of resistance to repeated bending – Bally method UNI 4818-13 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1344* Determination of perforation resistance by the sphere method UNI 5421 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1345* Nonwovens – Determination of perforation resistance by the sphere method UNI 8279-11 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1346 Bursting properties of fabrics – Part 1: Hydraulic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension UNI EN ISO 13938-1 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1347* Bursting properties of fabrics – Part 2: Pneumatic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension  UNI EN ISO 13938-2 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1350 Determination of the slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics – Part 1: Fixed seam opening method UNI EN ISO 13936-1 Fabric at least 100×100 cm
1350a Determination of the slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics – Part 2: Fixed load method UNI EN ISO 13936-2 Fabric at least 100×100 cm
1360* Determination of resistance to water penetration – Hydrostatic pressure test UNI EN ISO 811 Fabric at least 100×100 cm
1365 Determination of resistance to surface wetting (spray test)  UNI EN ISO 4920 Fabric at least 100×100 cm
1370* Nonwovens – Determination of liquid absorption (network method) Internal method Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1379 Test method for yarn number based on short-length specimens ASTM D1059 Fabric at least 30×100 cm in length
1380* Knitted fabrics – Determination of number of stitches per unit length and unit area UNI EN 14971 Fabric at least 20×20 cm
1382* Knitted fabrics – Determination of stitch length and yarn linear density in weft knitted fabrics UNI EN 14970 Fabric at least 30×100 cm in length
1387* Sewability tests Internal method Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1390* Determination of the skew of the fabric Internal method Fabric at least 30 cm in full height
1392* Rubber-coated or plastics-coated fabrics – Determination of blocking resistance UNI EN ISO 5978 Fabric at least 50 x 50 cm
1393* Retractions in boiling water Internal method 1 cone of yarn
1394* Supports coated with polymeric materials – Determination of the migrability of colored substances UNI 4818-21 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1395* Method for determination of the propensity of fabrics to snagging – Box method Internal method Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1395* Method for determination of the propensity of fabrics to snagging – Rotating chamber method BS 8479 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
1398 Determination of the elasticity of fabrics – Part 1: Strip tests  UNI EN ISO 20932-1 Fabric at least 80×80 cm
4401* Jungle test Internal method Fabric at least 50×50 cm
4403* Determination of the transmission rate of water vapor UNI 4818 (Part 26) Fabric at least 50×50 cm
4404* Determination of the permeability of fabrics to air UNI EN ISO 9237 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
4500* Test methods for nonwovens – Part 10: Lint and other particles generation in the dry state  UNI EN ISO 9073-10 Fabric at least 50×50 cm
4600* Rubber-coated or plastics-coated fabrics – Determination of coating adhesion UNI EN ISO 2411 Fabric at least 50×50 cm

Composition tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
1401 Fiber analysis (qualitative) AATCC TM20 Sample at least 2 g
1403 Fiber analysis (quantitative) UE Regulation no. 1007/2011 – 27/09/2011 Sample at least 4 g
1412* Quantitative analysis of cashmere, wool, other specialty animal fibers and their blends – Part 1: Light microscopy method UNI EN ISO 17751-1 Sample at least 4 g

Dimensional stability tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
1501 Dimensional change during laundering

UNI EN ISO 6330

UNI EN ISO 3759

UNI EN ISO 5077

Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1503* Dimensional change – Cold fabric wetting method UNI 9294-5 Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1504* Dimensional change – Method of steam ironing press Internal method Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1505* Professional care, dry cleaning and wet cleaning of fabrics and garments – Part 1: Assessment of performance after cleaning and finishing UNI EN ISO 3175-2 Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1506 Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing On estimate Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1506d* Industrial washing and finishing procedures for testing of workwear  UNI EN ISO 15797 Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1507* Method for assessing appearance of apparel and other textile end products after domestic washing and drying UNI EN ISO 15487 Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1507a* Method for assessing appearance of apparel and other textile end products after dry cleaning UNI EN ISO 3175 1-4 Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1508 Determination of spirality after laundering – Fabric ISO 16322-2 Fabric at least 50 cm full height, or 1 garment
1509 Determination of spirality after laundering – Garment ISO 16322-3 At least 2 garments

Colour fastness tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
2101 Tests for colour fastness – Part C10: Colour fastness to washing with soap, or soap and soda UNI EN ISO 105 C10 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2102 Tests for colour fastness – Part E02: Colour fastness to sea water UNI EN ISO 105-C06 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2103a Tests for colour fastness – Part C09: Colour fastness to domestic and commercial laundering – Oxidative bleach response using a non-phosphate reference detergent incorporating a low temperature bleach activator UNI EN ISO 105-C09 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2104 Tests for colour fastness – Part D01: Colour fastness to dry cleaning using perchloroethylene solvent UNI EN ISO 105-D01 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2105 Tests for colour fastness – Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light – Xenon arc fading UNI EN ISO 105-B02
(Methods 1, 2, 3, 4)
Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2106 Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration UNI EN ISO 105-E04 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2406 Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration GB/T 3922 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2107 Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing UNI EN ISO 105-X12 Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2407 Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing GB/T 3920 Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2108* Tests for colour fastness – Part E07: Colour fastness to spotting – Water UNI EN ISO 105-E07 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2109 Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water UNI EN ISO 105-E01 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2409 Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water GB/T 5713 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2110 Tests for colour fastness – Part E02: Colour fastness to sea water UNI EN ISO 105-E02 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2111 Tests for colour fastness – Part E03: Colour fastness to chlorinated water (swimming-pool water) UNI EN ISO 105-E03 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2112* Tests for colour fastness – Part X11: Colour fastness to hot pressing UNI EN ISO 105-X11 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2113 Tests for colour fastness – Part X05: Colour fastness – Part X05: Colour fastness to organic solvents UNI EN ISO 105-X05 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2114* Tests for colour fastness – Part D02: Colour fastness to rubbing – Organic solvents UNI EN ISO 105-D02 Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2115* Tests for colour fastness – Part E06: Colour fastness to spotting – Acid UNI EN ISO 105-E05 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2116* Tests for colour fastness – Part E06: Colour fastness to spotting – Alkali UNI EN ISO 105-E06 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2117 Tests for colour fastness – Part N01: Colour fastness to bleaching – Hypochlorite UNI EN 20105-N01 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2118* Test for colour fastness – Colour fastness to hand washing UNI 10994 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2119 Tests for colourfastness – Colour fastness to saliva GB/T 18886 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2120* Tests for colour fastness – Part X04: Colour fastness to mercerizing UNI EN ISO 105-X04 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2122* Tests for colour fastness – Part P01: Colour fastness to dry heat (excluding pressing) UNI EN ISO 105-P01 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2123* Fabrics – Determination of finish content in cotton, linen, and hemp fabrics UNI 5119 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2124* Tests for colour fastness – Part E14: Colour fastness to acid-felting – Mild UNI EN ISO 105 E14 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
2125* Tests for colour fastness – Part E12: Colour fastness to milling – Alkaline milling UNI EN ISO 105 E12 Fabric at least 20×10 cm (#)
4208* Colorfastness to storage: Dye transfer AATCC 163 Fabric at least 30×30 cm
 
 
(#) With appropriate precautions the test can be extended to buttons, zips, labels, leather, or suede inserts
Other types of fastness

Dyeing tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
2201* Dyeing character research Internal method Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2202* Dyeing test Internal method Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2203* Discharge and dyeing test Internal method Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2204* Spectrophotometric reading of UV-visible color – Reading between 2 samples D65 CMC (2:1) Internal method Fabric at least 10×10 cm
2205* Spectrophotometric reading of UV-visible color – Center/selvage reading of fabric D65 CMC (2:1) Internal method Fabric 20 cm full height
2207* High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements – Material color performance requirements (chromaticity coordinates and luminance factor) UNI EN ISO 20471 1 garment (preferably) or a fabric at least 90×75 cm
2207a* High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements – Material color performance requirements (chromaticity coordinates and luminance factor) after washing (aging) UNI EN ISO 20471 1 garment (preferably) or a fabric at least 90×75 cm
2207b* High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements – Material color performance requirements (chromaticity coordinates and luminance factor) after exposure to light UNI EN ISO 20471 1 garment (preferably) or a fabric at least 90×75 cm

Chemical / ecological tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
2301 Determination of pH of aqueous extract UNI EN ISO 3071 Fabric at least 6 g
2401 Determination of pH of aqueous extract GB/T 7573 Fabric at least 6 g
2302* Leather – Chemical tests – Determination of pH and difference figure UNI EN ISO 4045 Fabric at least 6 g
2303* Chemical tests – Determination of pentachlorophenol – Tetrachlorophenol and related salts and esters in textiles UNI 11057 Fabric at least 6 g
2305* Determination of alkylphenols and alkylphenolethoxylates (AP/APEO)

ISO/DIS 18518-2

ISO/DIS 18254

Fabric at least 10 g
2304* Leather – Chemical tests – Determination of tetrachlorophenol-isomers, trichlorophenol-isomers, dichlorophenol-isomers, monochlorophenol-isomers and pentachlorophenol content UNI EN ISO 17070 Fabric at least 10 g
2306-1* Tests for colour fastness – Part X18: Assessment of the potential to phenolic yellowing of materials UNI EN ISO 105-X18 Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2306-2* Gas fading Internal method Fabric at least 30×30 cm
2307* Footwear – Critical substances potentially present in footwear and footwear components – Determination of dimethyl fumarat (DMFU) UNI CEN ISO/TS 16186 Fabric at least 10 g
2308* Determination of the phthalate content – Tetrahydrofuran method UNI EN ISO 14389 Fabric at least 10 g
2310* Quantitative determination of extractable substances Internal method Fabric at least 6 g
2314 Oxidation test Internal method 1 metal accessory
2320 Determination of formaldehyde -–Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method) UNI EN ISO 14184-1

Fabric at least 5 g

The fabric should preferably arrive in a closed plastic bag and wrapped in foil

2403 Determination of formaldehyde – Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method) GB/T 2912.1

Fabric at least 5 g

The fabric should preferably arrive in a closed plastic bag and wrapped in foil

2321* Leather – Chemical determination of formaldehyde content – Part 2: Method using colorimetric analysis UNI EN ISO 17226-2

Leather at least 5 g

The leather should preferably arrive in a closed plastic bag and wrapped in foil

2322 Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants – Part 1: Detection of the use of certain azo colorants accessible with and without extracting the fibres UNI EN ISO 14362-1 Fabric at least 5 g
2324* Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants – Part 3: Detection of the use of certain azo colorants, which may release 4-aminoazobenzene UNI EN ISO 14362-3 Fabric at least 5 g
2404 Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants GB/T 17592 Fabric at least 5 g
2323* Leather – Chemical tests for the determination of certain azo colorants in dyed leathers – Part 1: Determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants UNI EN ISO 17234-1 Leather at least 5 g
2325* Leather – Chemical tests for the determination of certain azo colorants in dyed leathers – Part 2: Determination of 4-aminoazobenzene UNI EN ISO 17234-2 Leather at least 5 g
2330* Determination of metal content – Part 2: Determination of metals extracted by acidic artificial perspiration solution UNI EN 16711-2 Sample at least 2 / 3 g, or fabric at least 30×30 cm
2330a* Determination of metal content – Part 1: Determination of metals using microwave digestion UNI EN 16711-1 Metal accessory at least 3 g
2326* Dyestuffs – Part 2: General method for the determination of extractable dyestuffs including allergenic and carcinogenic dyestuffs (method using pyridine-water) UNI EN ISO 16373-2 Fabric at least 10 g
2334* Leather – Chemical determination of chromium(VI) content in leather – Part 2: Chromatographic method UNI EN ISO 17075 Sample at least 5 g
2335* Nickel research – Spot testing Internal method 1 metal accessory
2336* Reference test method for release of nickel from all post assemblies which are inserted into pierced parts of the human body, and articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin UNI EN 1811 1 metal accessory
2337* Standard operating procedure for determining total lead CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3 1 metal accessory
2402* Determination of odor GB 18401 Fabric at least 30×30 cm

Tests on feathers and down

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
4101* Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the oxygen index number UNI EN 1162 Sample at least 20 g
4105* Feather and down – Methods of testing the down proof properties of fabrics – Part 1: Rubbing test UNI EN 12132-1 Fabric at least 40 cm full height, and 50 g of feathers

Tests to determine the origin of defects

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
4201* Origin of stains Internal method To be defined with the laboratory
4202* Origin of defects Internal method To be defined with the laboratory
4204* FT/IR spectrophotometer analysis Internal method To be defined with the laboratory
4205* Special jobs not attributable to tests in the price list On estimate To be defined with the laboratory

Zip tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
4301* Zip test UNI EN 16732 At least 10 zips

Fire tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
4406 Standard for the flammability of clothing textiles 16 CFR1610 1 garment, or fabric at least 50×50 cm
4408 Protective clothing – Protection against flame – Method of test for limited flame spread (Methods A and B) UNI EN ISO 15025 3 garments, or fabric at least 50 cm full height
4410 Protective clothing against heat and flame – Determination of heat transmission on exposure to flame UNI EN ISO 9151 3 garments, or fabric at least 50 cm full height
4411 Protective clothing – Protection against heat and fire – Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat  (Methods A and B) UNI EN ISO 6942 3 garments, or fabric at least 50 cm full height

Standard test package GB 18401 – Complete

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
2406 Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration GB/T 3922

1 garment, or fabric at least 50×50 cm and minimum weight 20 gr

2407 Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing dry GB/T 3920
2409 Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water GB/T 5713
2401 Determination of pH of aqueous extract GB/T 7573
2403 Determination of formaldehyde – Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method) GB/T 2912.1
2404 Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants GB/T 17592     
4205* Determination of odor GB 18401

Standard test package GB 18401 – Partial

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name Reference standards Material required
2406 Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration  GB/T 3922
1 garment, or fabric at least 50×50 cm and minimum weight 10 g

2407 Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing dry GB/T 3920
2409 Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water GB/T 5713
2401 Determination of pH of aqueous extract GB/T 7573
4205* Determination of odor GB 18401

How to deliver samples and receive results

• Materials for analyses may be delivered with their corresponding consignment note (CN).

• The analyses we perform are destructive in nature, therefore we consider cutting and other procedures that cause sample deterioration to be authorized. The following information should be specified in the CN related to the material for testing:

– If sample return is not expected or requested, the phrase “Material intended for destructive testing” should be indicated.
– If sample return is expected or requested, the phrase “Transport on account of testing for laboratory analysis” should be indicated.
– If the sample is a garment or any finished product, the phrase “Cutting of garment/product authorized” should be indicated.

• The following information should be attached to the samples delivered to our laboratory:

– Composition.
– Features and/or technical specifications (especially if conformity assessments are requested).
– Any additional information relevant to the analysis in question (e.g., requests regarding the language of the report, report delivery method, sample preservation, etc.).
Note: All requests made after the issuance of the test reports will incur additional costs.

• Upon request, we are available to perform urgent tests, subject to technical feasibility within the requested timeframe and prompt delivery of samples by the Client.
Note: The execution of urgent tests will incur a 30% increase in regular costs.

• Residue samples will be kept by our laboratory at the Client’s disposal for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of issuance of the corresponding analysis certificates.
Note: At the end of this period, we consider ourselves authorized to destroy the analyzed samples, unless a written preservation request is expressly sent by the Client within the specified 30-day period or other explicit contractual arrangements are made.

• The results and test reports refer solely to the analyzed samples and to what is specifically requested by the Client (e.g., language, report delivery method, sample preservation, etc.).
Note: All requests made after the issuance of the test reports will incur additional costs.

• We can prepare the test reports in either English or Italian. The request regarding the language should be made prior to the execution of the analyses.
Note: All requests made after the issuance of the test reports will incur additional costs.

• If not otherwise agreed, we consider ourselves authorized to send the Client a preliminary copy of the test report by fax or email. The original report will then be personally delivered or sent by regular mail. If the Client does not wish to receive the reports through these means, he/she must communicate it before the execution of the tests, at the time of our acceptance of the work order.

• Test reports and related technical records will be kept by our laboratory for a period of 48 months from the date of their issuance.

Test on fibers

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
1101*

Determination of fiber length – Single fiber measurement method

UNI 5751

1102*

Determination of the diameter of wool fibers (CV 9000 software)

Internal method

1103*

Determination of the diameter of artificial and synthetic fibers (CV 9000 software)

Internal method

Tests on yarns

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
1201*

Yarn from packages – Determination of linear density

UNI EN ISO 2060 

1205*

Determination fo twist in yarns – Direct counting method

UNI EN ISO 2061 

1206*

Indirect method for determining the twist in single yarns from discontinuous fibres

UNI 9069

1210*

Yarns from packages – Determination of single-end breaking force and elongation at break using constant rate of extension (CRE) tester

UNI EN ISO 2062 

1215*

Determination of the commercial mass

UNI 9213-1-2-3-4-5-6

1220*

Determination of the friction coefficient (Schlafhorst)

Internal method

1225*

Determination of the number of filaments in continuous threads

Internal method

1235*

Evaluation of the spinning type (Open End – Ring)

Internal method

1245

Conventional representation and identification of threads, twined yarns and twisted yarns

UNI 6699

Tests on fabrics

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
1301

Fabrics – Determination of mass per unit area

UNI 5114

1301a

Fabrics – Determination of mass per unit area using small samples

UNI EN 12127

1302*

Determination of width and length

UNI EN 1773

1303

Woven fabrics – Construction – Methods of analysis – Part 2: determination of number of threads per unit length

UNI EN 1049-2 

1305

Fabrics – Weave – Terms and definitions

UNI 8099

1305a

Knitting – Basic concepts – Vocabulary

UNI EN ISO 4921

1306

Nonwovens – Test methods – Part 1: Determination of mass per unit area

UNI EN 29073-1

1307a

Test methods for nonwovens – Part 3: Determination of tensile strength and elongation

UNI EN 29073-3

1308*

Nonwovens – Test methods – Part 4: Determination of tear resistance by the trapezoid procedure

UNI EN ISO 9073-4

1309*

Fineness gauge

Internal method

1310

Determination of the mass per unit length (count) of a yarn extracted from a fabric

UNI 9275

1311*

Thickness

Internal method

1315*

Determination of twist in yarns – Direct counting method

UNI EN ISO 2061 

1316*

Twisting the threads – Indirect method for determining the twist in single yarns from discontinuous fibers through the untwisting-retwisting process

UNI 9069

1320

Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting – Part 2: Modified Martindale method

UNI EN ISO 12945-2
UNI EN ISO 12945-4

1322*

Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting – Part 3: Random tumble pilling method

UNI EN ISO 12945-3
UNI EN ISO 12945-4

1325

Determination of fabric propensity to surface pilling, fuzzing or matting – Part 1: Pilling box method

UNI EN ISO 12945-1
UNI EN ISO 12945-4

1330

Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 2: Determination of specimen breakdown

UNI EN ISO 12947-1
UNI EN ISO 12947-2

1330d

Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 3: Determination of mass loss

UNI EN ISO 12947-1
UNI EN ISO 12947-3

1130a

Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 4: Assessment of appearance change

UNI EN ISO 12947-1
UNI EN ISO 12947-4

1331

Tensile properties of fabrics – Part 2: Determination of maximum force using the Grab method

UNI EN ISO 13934-2

1332*

Nonwovens. Tensile properties (Grab method)

UNI 8279-4

1333

Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles – Part 1: Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the strip method

UNI EN ISO 13935-1

1334

Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles – Part 2: Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the Grab method

UNI EN ISO 13935-2

1340

Tensile properties of fabrics – Part 1: Determination of maximum force and elongation at maximum force using the strip method

UNI EN ISO 13934-1

1341

Tear properties of fabrics – Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped test specimens (Single tear method)

UNI EN ISO 13937-2

1341a

Tear properties of fabrics – Part 3: Determination of tear force of wing-shaped test specimens (Single tear method)

UNI EN ISO 13937-3

1341b

Tear properties of fabrics – Part 1: Determination of tear force using ballistic pendulum method (Elmendorf)

UNI EN ISO 13937-1

1342*

Determination of resistance to repeated bending – Bally method

UNI 4818-13

1344*

Determination of perforation resistance by the sphere method

UNI 5421

1345*

Nonwovens – Determination of perforation resistance by the sphere method

UNI 8279-11

1346

Bursting properties of fabrics – Part 1: Hydraulic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension

UNI EN ISO 13938-1

1347*

Bursting properties of fabrics – Part 2: Pneumatic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension

UNI EN ISO 13938-2

1350

Determination of the slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics – Part 1: Fixed seam opening method

UNI EN ISO 13936-1

1350a

Determination of the slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics – Part 2: Fixed load method

UNI EN ISO 13936-2

1360*

Determination of resistance to water penetration – Hydrostatic pressure test

UNI EN ISO 811

1365

Determination of resistance to surface wetting (spray test)

UNI EN ISO 4920

1370* Nonwovens – Determination of liquid absorption (network method)
1379

Test method for yarn number based on short-length specimens

Internal method

1380*

Knitted fabrics – Determination of number of stitches per unit length and unit area

UNI EN 14971

1382*

Knitted fabrics – Determination of stitch length and yarn linear density in weft knitted fabrics

UNI EN 14970

1387*

Sewability tests

Internal method

1390*

Determination of the skew of the fabric

Internal method

1392* Rubber-coated or plastics-coated fabrics – Determination of blocking resistance
1393*

Retractions in boiling water

UNI EN ISO 5978

1394*

Supports coated with polymeric materials – Determination of the migrability of colored substances

UNI 4818-21

1395*

Method for determination of the propensity of fabrics to snagging – Box method

Internal method

1395*

Method for determination of the propensity of fabrics to snagging – Rotating chamber method

BS 8479

1398

Determination of the elasticity of fabrics – Part 1: Strip tests

UNI EN ISO 20932-1  

4401*

Jungle test

Internal method

4403*

Determination of the transmission rate of water vapor

UNI 4818 (Part 26)

4404*

Determination of the permeability of fabrics to air

UNI EN ISO 9237

4500*

Test methods for nonwovens – Part 10: Lint and other particles generation in the dry state

UNI EN ISO 9073-10 

4600*

Rubber-coated or plastics-coated fabrics – Determination of coating adhesion

UNI EN ISO 2411

Composition tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
1401

Fiber analysis (qualitative)

AATCC TM20

1403

Fiber analysis (quantitative)

UE Regulation no. 1007/2011 – 27/09/2011

1412*

Quantitative analysis of cashmere, wool, other specialty animal fibers and their blends – Part 1: Light microscopy method

UNI EN ISO 17751-1

Dimensional stability tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
1501

Dimensional change during laundering

UNI EN ISO 6330
UNI EN ISO 3759
UNI EN ISO 5077

1503*

Dimensional change – Cold fabric wetting method

UNI 9294-5

1504*

Dimensional change – Method of steam ironing press

Internal method

1505*

Professional care, dry cleaning and wet cleaning of fabrics and garments – Part 1: Assessment of performance after cleaning and finishing

UNI EN ISO 3175-2

1506

Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing

On estimate

1506d*

Industrial washing and finishing procedures for testing of workwear

UNI EN ISO 15797

1507*

Method for assessing appearance of apparel and other textile end products after domestic washing and drying

UNI EN ISO 15487

1507a*

Method for assessing appearance of apparel and other textile end products after dry cleaning

UNI EN ISO 3175 1-4

1508

Determination of spirality after laundering – Fabric

ISO 16322-2

1509

Determination of spirality after laundering – Garment

ISO 16322-3

Colour fastness tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
2101

Tests for colour fastness – Part C10: Colour fastness to washing with soap, or soap and soda (#)

UNI EN ISO 105 C10

2102

Tests for colour fastness – Part E02: Colour fastness to sea water (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-C06

2103a

Tests for colour fastness – Part C09: Colour fastness to domestic and commercial laundering – Oxidative bleach response using a non-phosphate reference detergent incorporating a low temperature bleach activator (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-C09

2104

Tests for colour fastness – Part D01: Colour fastness to dry cleaning using perchloroethylene solvent (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-D01

2105

Tests for colour fastness – Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light – Xenon arc fading (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-B02
(Methods 1, 2, 3, 4)

2106

Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E04

2406

Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration (#)

GB/T 3922

2107

Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing

UNI EN ISO 105-X12

2407

Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing

GB/T 3920

2108*

Tests for colour fastness – Part E07: Colour fastness to spotting – Water (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E07

2109

Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E01

2409

Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water (#)

GB/T 5713

2110

Tests for colour fastness – Part E02: Colour fastness to sea water (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E02

2111

Tests for colour fastness – Part E03: Colour fastness to chlorinated water (swimming-pool water) (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E03

2112*

Tests for colour fastness – Part X11: Colour fastness to hot pressing (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-X11

2113

Tests for colour fastness – Part X05: Colour fastness – Part X05: Colour fastness to organic solvents (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-X05

2114*

Tests for colour fastness – Part D02: Colour fastness to rubbing – Organic solvents

UNI EN ISO 105-D02

2115*

Tests for colour fastness – Part E06: Colour fastness to spotting – Acid (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E05

2116*

Tests for colour fastness – Part E06: Colour fastness to spotting – Alkali (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-E06

2117

Tests for colour fastness – Part N01: Colour fastness to bleaching – Hypochlorite (#)

UNI EN 20105-N01

2118*

Test for colour fastness – Colour fastness to hand washing (#)

UNI 10994

2119

Tests for colourfastness – Colour fastness to saliva (#)

GB/T 18886

2120*

Tests for colour fastness – Part X04: Colour fastness to mercerizing (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-X04

2122*

Tests for colour fastness – Part P01: Colour fastness to dry heat (excluding pressing) (#)

UNI EN ISO 105-P01

2123*

Fabrics – Determination of finish content in cotton, linen, and hemp fabrics (#)

UNI 5119

2124*

Tests for colour fastness – Part E14: Colour fastness to acid-felting – Mild (#)

UNI EN ISO 105 E14

2125*

Tests for colour fastness – Part E12: Colour fastness to milling – Alkaline milling (#)

UNI EN ISO 105 E12

4208*

Colorfastness to storage: Dye transfer

AATCC 163

(#) With appropriate precautions the test can be extended to buttons, zips, labels, leather, or suede inserts
Other types of fastness

Dyeing tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
2201*

Dyeing character research

Internal method

2202*

Dyeing test

Internal method

2203*

Discharge and dyeing test

Internal method

2204*

Spectrophotometric reading of UV-visible color – Reading between 2 samples D65 CMC (2:1)

Internal method

2205*

Spectrophotometric reading of UV-visible color – Center/selvage reading of fabric D65 CMC (2:1)

Internal method

2207*

High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements – Material color performance requirements (chromaticity coordinates and luminance factor)

UNI EN ISO 20471

2207a*

High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements – Material color performance requirements (chromaticity coordinates and luminance factor) after washing (aging)

UNI EN ISO 20471

2207b*

High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements – Material color performance requirements (chromaticity coordinates and luminance factor) after exposure to light

UNI EN ISO 20471

Chemical / ecological tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
2301

Determination of pH of aqueous extract

UNI EN ISO 3071

2401

Determination of pH of aqueous extract

GB/T 7573

2302*

Leather – Chemical tests – Determination of pH and difference figure

UNI EN ISO 4045

2303*

Chemical tests – Determination of pentachlorophenol – Tetrachlorophenol and related salts and esters in textiles

UNI 11057

2305*

Determination of alkylphenols and alkylphenolethoxylates (AP/APEO)

ISO/DIS 18518-2
ISO/DIS 18254

2304*

Leather – Chemical tests – Determination of tetrachlorophenol-isomers, trichlorophenol-isomers, dichlorophenol-isomers, monochlorophenol-isomers and pentachlorophenol content

UNI EN ISO 17070

2306-1*

Tests for colour fastness – Part X18: Assessment of the potential to phenolic yellowing of materials

UNI EN ISO 105-X18

2306-2*

Gas fading

Internal method

2307*

Footwear – Critical substances potentially present in footwear and footwear components – Determination of dimethyl fumarat (DMFU)

UNI CEN ISO/TS 16186

2308*

Determination of the phthalate content – Tetrahydrofuran method

UNI EN ISO 14389

2310*

Quantitative determination of extractable substances

Internal method

2314

Oxidation test

Internal method

2320

Determination of formaldehyde -–Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method)

UNI EN ISO 14184-1

2403

Determination of formaldehyde – Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method)

GB/T 2912.1

2321*

Leather – Chemical determination of formaldehyde content – Part 2: Method using colorimetric analysis

UNI EN ISO 17226-2

2322

Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants – Part 1: Detection of the use of certain azo colorants accessible with and without extracting the fibres

UNI EN ISO 14362-1

2324*

Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants – Part 3: Detection of the use of certain azo colorants, which may release 4-aminoazobenzene

UNI EN ISO 14362-3

2404

Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants

GB/T 17592

2323*

Leather – Chemical tests for the determination of certain azo colorants in dyed leathers – Part 1: Determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants

UNI EN ISO 17234-1

2325*

Leather – Chemical tests for the determination of certain azo colorants in dyed leathers – Part 2: Determination of 4-aminoazobenzene

UNI EN ISO 17234-2

2330*

Determination of metal content – Part 2: Determination of metals extracted by acidic artificial perspiration solution

UNI EN 16711-2

2330a*

Determination of metal content – Part 1: Determination of metals using microwave digestion

UNI EN 16711-1

2326*

Dyestuffs – Part 2: General method for the determination of extractable dyestuffs including allergenic and carcinogenic dyestuffs (method using pyridine-water)

UNI EN ISO 16373-2

2334*

Leather – Chemical determination of chromium(VI) content in leather – Part 2: Chromatographic method

UNI EN ISO 17075

2335*

Nickel research – Spot testing

Internal method

2336*

Reference test method for release of nickel from all post assemblies which are inserted into pierced parts of the human body, and articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin

UNI EN 1811

2337*

Standard operating procedure for determining total lead

CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3

2402*

Determination of odor

GB 18401

Tests on feathers and down

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
4101*

Feather and down – Test methods – Determination of the oxygen index number

UNI EN 1162

4105*

Feather and down – Methods of testing the down proof properties of fabrics – Part 1: Rubbing test

UNI EN 12132-1

Tests to determine the origin of defects

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
4201*

Origin of stains

Internal method

4202*

Origin of defects

Internal method

4204*

FT/IR spectrophotometer analysis

Internal method

4205*

Special jobs not attributable to tests in the price list

On estimate

Zip tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
4301*

Zip test

UNI EN 16732

Fire tests

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
4406

Standard for the flammability of clothing textiles

16 CFR1610

4408

Protective clothing – Protection against flame – Method of test for limited flame spread (Methods A and B)

UNI EN ISO 15025

4410

Protective clothing against heat and flame – Determination of heat transmission on exposure to flame

UNI EN ISO 9151

4411

Protective clothing – Protection against heat and fire – Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat  (Methods A and B)

UNI EN ISO 6942

Standard test package GB 18401 – Complete

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
2406

Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration

GB/T 3922

2407

Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing dry

GB/T 3920

2409

Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water

GB/T 5713

2401

Determination of pH of aqueous extract

GB/T 7573

2403

Determination of formaldehyde – Part 1: Free and hydrolysed formaldehyde (water extraction method)

GB/T 2912.1

2404

Methods for determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colorants

GB/T 17592

4205*

Determination of odor

GB 18401

Standard test package GB 18401 – Partial

Tests with a code marked by an asterisk (0000*) are not accredited by Accredia.

 

Code Name and reference standards
2406

Tests for colour fastness – Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration

GB/T 3922

2407

Tests for colour fastness – Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing dry

GB/T 3920

2409

Tests for colour fastness – Part E01: Colour fastness to water

GB/T 5713

2401

Determination of pH of aqueous extract

GB/T 7573

4205*

Determination of odor

GB 18401

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