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Physical tests

Physical tests are all mechanical tests at textiles. These tests provide information’s about the quality of the test item and can clarify the question if the test item is suitable for the purpose of the intended use.

The exakt composition of textiles can be carried out by the fabric analysis. The fabric will be dismantled in his components where the exact determination of fiber components can be defined. Also the sort and amount, fineness and thickness and the weave can be straightly analyzed. 

Fibre analysis qualitative House method 
Fibre analysis quantitative DIN EN ISO 1833
Material analysis qualitative House method
Square weight  DIN EN 12127 
Yarn count DIN 53830-3 
Yarn type House method
Number of filaments House method
Filament count House method
Weave analysis DIN EN ISO 8388 & DIN ISO 9354
Fibre length (cotton) DIN 53808 
Yarn density DIN EN 1049-2 
Stitch density DIN 14971
Gauge (subjective evaluation) House method
Crease angle DIN 53890
Crease resistance (DP-Rate) DIN EN ISO 15487
Zippertest DIN EN 16732
Thickness of textiles DIN EN ISO 5084
Full dull House method
The strength tests are used to test the resistance of individual textiles. This is not just about tearing out seams or tearing out small parts, but also the determination of the surface resistance under the conditions of use.

Seam slippage strength DIN EN ISO 13936-1/-2
Seam tensile properties DIN EN ISO 13935-1/-2
Tear resistance DIN EN ISO 13934-1
Tear grown resistance, tear force of trouser-shaped test specimens DIN EN ISO 13937-2
Tear grown resistance, tear force of tongue-shaped test specimens DIN EN ISO13937-4
Tear grown resistance, tear force using ballistic pendulum method (Elmendorf) DIN EN ISO 31937-1
Tearing force of small parts DIN EN 71 Part 1 (Chapter 8.4)
Loop stength DIN EN 15598
Total elongation According to DU PONT
Elasticity of fabrics (Strip tests) DIN EN 14704-1
Snagging BS 8479
Abrasion resistance DIN EN ISO 12947-2
Pilling acc. to Martindale DIN EN ISO 12945-2
ICI Pilling Box DIN EN ISO 12945-1
Bursting strength and bursting distension DIN EN ISO 13938-2
Tensile strength, Grab methods DIN EN ISO 13934-2
Tear-off force DIN 53530
Opening force House method
The special features of the textiles are the focus of the functional investigations. For example textiles are often equipped with extra functions, especially in sports. These extra functions can be: water-repellent, air-permeability, breathability or thermoregulations.

Water column (hydrostatic pressure test) DIN EN 20811
Breathability ASTM E96 BW
Air permeability DIN EN ISO 9237
Water repellency / Spray test DIN EN ISO 4920
Hydrophilicity TEGEWA drop test TEGEWA House method / AATCC 79
Velocity of soaking water
(method by determining the rising height)
DIN 53924
Reflection-Test DIN EN ISO 20471
Oil repellency (Teflon-Test) DIN EN ISO 14419
Water-vapour resistance (Ret) DIN EN ISO 11092
Thermal-vapour resistance (Rct) / Moisture transmission index (im) DIN EN ISO 11092
The dimensional stability is also called surface stability which evaluates the dimension of textiles after wet or moist treatments.

Dimensional change according to standard (Wascator) DIN EN ISO 3759, 5077, 6330
Dimensional change according to household wash (Miele) According to DIN EN ISO 3759, 5077, 6330
Determination of yard goods in Anlehnung an DIN EN ISO 6330, 13015
Determination of spirality ISO 16322-3 & DIN EN ISO 6330
Dimensional change zipper DIN EN 16732
The colour fastness tests are used to determine the sensitivity and/or insensitivity of dyeing or printing of textiles against care treatments and their natural use in everyday life.

Colour fastness to washing (40°C, 60°C, 75°C, 95°C) DIN EN ISO 105-C06
Colour fastness to washing 30°C House method
Colour fastness to domestic laundering According to DIN EN ISO 105-C06
Colour fastness to rubbing DIN EN ISO 105-X12
Fastness to water DIN EN ISO 105-E01
Perspiration fastness alkali/ acid DIN EN ISO 105-E04
Fastness to sublimation DIN 54056
Fastness to dry cleaning DIN EN ISO 105-D01
Fastness to ironing DIN EN ISO 105-X11
Fastness to perspiration saliva § 64 LFGB B 82.02-13 &  B 82.92-3 & DIN 53160-1 & -2
Fastness to light DIN EN ISO 105-B02
Fastness to chlorine water DIN EN ISO 105 E03
Fastness to seawater DIN EN ISO 105 E02
Colour fastness to solvent DIN EN ISO 105 X05
Colour fastness to bleaching DIN EN 20105-N01
Colour comparison Datacolor SF 600 House method
Measurement of colours, standard color values House method
Measurement of the whiteness  According to Ganz Griesser & Berger
Yellowing of materials DIN EN ISO 105-X18
Yellowing of materials, Courtaulds-Test  (Storage yellowing) House method
Fastness to perspiration/light  DIN EN ISO 105-B07
Colour fastness to spotting: Water DIN EN ISO 105-E07
Colour fastness zipper DIN EN 16732
The suitcase tests were used for testing the durability of processed rolls and the carrier/handle for the load capacity at the seams.

Handles, shoulder straps test According to LGA
Suitcase/ bag fall test According to LGA
Wheel test According to LGA
The inflammability of the current textiles will be tested with the fire test. This tests serve the security of the customers.

Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture DIN EN 1021-1
Assessment of the ignitability of mattressess / smouldering cigarette DIN EN 597-1 & DIN EN ISO 12952-1
Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses / Match flame DIN EN 597-2
Evaluation of flammability of clothing textiles ASTM D 1230
Beilstein test House method
Tropical test House method
Odour test According to VDA 270 & SNV 195 651
Fasermigration House method
Cire finish House method
Hosiery tester House method