Textile Testing Methods - A Wet Processing Industry Requirement1118058

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A specific awareness of quality parameters, the terminologies employed in textile testing instruments and passing a specific material, are very crucial and very important to every textile dyer, exporter and manufacturer.

The Textile processor should know about the parameters of buyer's requirements in quantitative terms and only the real key usually takes necessary measures to attain that standard. Textile processing is often a vast ocean making use of countless processes, chemicals, machinery and men.


A definite cut policy on Quality Assurance and Quality control certainly are a must for just about any good wet processing industry. Starting from fiber to finished goods there are many inputs and outputs. An organized qc procedure is crucial to eradicate final quality problems of dyeing and finishing.

As an example the cotton fiber test - because of it maturity, staple length, color, moisture content etc determines what quality of ultimate yarn and thereafter the material, being used likely to produce. The physical tests including TPI, Tensile strength, CSP etc. and EPI and PPI foretell the grade of yarn and fabric respectively.

The last quality of finished products could be assured if proper quality control measures are adopted in testing the incoming dyestuff and chemicals regularly. The strategy to do these tests is though not a complicated, a suitable guidance is essential.

Textile fabric or yarn before going for one more phase of processing, eg., garmenting or weaving/knitting, must be tested for your required quality standards stipulated with the buyer. The tests like wash fastness, rubbing fastness, anti-staining properties, fire-proof, water repellent etc should be conducted within the in-house laboratory and a prior assessment must be made before sending the product for Third party testing.