Physical tests - Fibres

We test fibres, yarns, fabrics, knitted fabrics and other flat structures for their physical properties such as strength, elasticity, abrasion resistance, thickness and many other.

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Below is a list of the most common fiber tests, divided into different categories.

 

Fineness-Maturity

single glass fibre filament strength and fineness ISO 11566
FMT: fineness/maturity ASTM D 3818 (1992)
Fineness vibroscope EN ISO 1973 (1995)
Fineness virbroscope BISFA acryl (2000), PES (2007), PA (2002), viscose (2004)*
Microscopy - Wool diameter ISO 137 (1975), BS 2043 (1968)

Length

Fibre length-50 ASTM D 5103 (2007)*
Fibre length-50 BISFA acryl (2008)*, PES (2007)*, PA (2002)*, viscose (2004)*
Fibre length-200 BISFA acryl (2008)*, PES (2007)*, PA (2002)*, viscose (2004)*
Fibre length-200 ASTM D 5103 (2007)*
Overlength fibre content ASTM D 3513 (2007)
Shrinkage in water or oven UGent-VT

Strength

Favimat (50 fibres) BISFA acryl (2008)*, PES (2007)*, PA (2002)*, viscose (2004)*, ISO 5079 (1995)*
Favimat (100 fibres) BISFA acryl (2008)*, PES (2007)*, PA (2002)*, viscose (2004)*, ISO 5079 (1995)*
tensile properties of impregnated fibre strand ASTM D 2343 (2009)
tensile properties of impregnated fibre strand - additional cost first sample ASTM D 2343 (2009)

Miscellania

Moisture content DIN 53800-1,-2 (2003), NF G08-001 (1987)
Moisture content ISO 6741-1 (1989),-2, -4 (1987)
Crimp: numbre/stability Favimat
Fiber Blender UGent-VT
Sampling at random DIN 53 803 (1991), ASTM D 1441(2006)
Sampling from yarns and fabrics -

Miscellania - cotton

Carding of sticking cotton ITMF
MDTA: trash content Uster