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Textile laboratory and laboratory for flammability evaluation

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Materials tested in the laboratory

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  • textile fabrics: woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, nonwovens, coated fabrics, geotextiles, floor textiles
  • textile products, clothing products and clothing complements: PPE, knitted products, children clothing, toys
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  • longitudinal textiles: fibres, threads, yarns
  • paper, cardboards and products made thereof, tissue paper and tissue products
  • foils, plastics and products made thereof
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Accredited test methods

All test methods accredited by the certificate No. S-068 issued by the Slovak National Accreditation Service are given in the Scope of accreditation.

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1. Construction parameters:

  • sett
  • binding
  • number of stitches
  • stitch density

2. Geometric parameters:

  • thickness

  • measurement of dimensions
  • dimensional change after washing
  • dimensional change after wet ironing
  • dimensional change after dry cleaning

3. Gravimetric parameters:

  • linear density
  • mass
  • mass per unit area
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4. Physico-mechanical parameters:

  • strength (maximum force, breaking force etc.), elongation at break
  • loop breaking strength
  • dry breaking load
  • wet breaking load
  • tearing strength
  • seam strength
  • bond strength
  • weld strength
  • thread slip in a seam
  • bursting strength using a sphere
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5. Physiologic-functional properties:

  • thermal resistance (Rct)
  • water vapour resistance (Ret)
  • air permeability
  • water resistance (water column)
  • spray test
  • water absorption (absorption time, soaking time, reverse wetting, moisture content, absorption capacity, capillarity)
  • thermal resistance
  • softening effect and odours
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6. Electrostatic properties::

  • surface electric resistance
  • internal electric resistance

7. Qualitative properties:

  • creasing (degree of creasing, angle of recovery)
  • pilling, pulping
  • abrasion, wear
  • defects, change of appearance
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8. Performance characteristics:

  • testing and evaluation of textile materials and clothing products according to the European and national legislation

9. Horizontal and vertical flammability:

  • horizontal speed of flame spread
  • speed of flame spread on vertically mounted samples
  • determination of high ignitability on vertically mounted samples
  • limited flame spread
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Contact person
Ing. Ľudmila BALOGOVÁ

Vead of the team of research and development and head of textile laboratory and laboratory for flammability evaluation


Tel.: +421-41-76 45 519
E-mail: balogova@vutch.sk

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