When it comes to textile testing, finding the right solution is crucial for ensuring product quality and performance. That's where our expertise and extensive range of textile test machine solutions come in.

We take pride in offering a diverse selection of products, making us your go-to source for all your textile testing needs. From tensile testers to puncture resistance testing, we have a testing solution for you.

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Textile Testing

What Is a Textile?

Textiles are materials that are composed of flexible strands, filaments or fibers that are used for a wide range of applications ranging from carpet to space suits. The fibers may be either natural or synthetic and are joined together using one of several techniques depending on whether the material is considered to be a woven or nonwoven textile.

  • Woven Textiles - Fibers that are intertwined together in a pattern that allows the fibers to benefit and rely upon each other.
  • Nonwoven Textiles - Fibers that are joined together with chemical, mechanical, or thermal forces that cause the strength of the material to be dependent upon the strength of the method used.
  • Coated Fabrics - Coated fabrics is a special category of tests covered by ASTM D751.

What Is the Purpose of a Textile Test?

The purpose of testing the mechanical properties of textiles is to determine their ability to perform under the service conditions of their desired application and whether or not a different material is needed. These properties are dependent upon the material used to make the fibers as well as their physical geometry and the method used to join them together.

What Are the Common Tests Performed on Textiles?

Tensile strength tests measure the maximum stress a fabric can withstand before it breaks when stretched.

Raveled strip tests evaluate break force and elongation at break of woven fabrics. Cut strips are common to nonwoven and coated fabrics.

Grab tests are a special test used in the textile industry. Grab tests focus on bulk properties of the fabric by grabbing a central section away from the edges. Grab tests eliminate edge effects that may lead to inaccurate results. Our grips feature special grab jaw insert made in accordance with standard tests.

Tear tests, there are two common tear tests:

  • Tongue tear test measures the force required to propagate a tear through a fabric starting from a cut.
  • Trapezoid tear test determines tear resistance. It employs a trapezoidal-shaped sample.

Puncture resistance tests measure the force required for a probe to puncture the fabric, indicating resistance to penetration by defined standardized probes.

Burst strength tests uses similar test fixtures to measure the force required to rupture a fabric. They apply pressure over a defined area.

Seam strength tests determines whether the seam is strong enough to use.

Cantilever bend tests measure a fabric's stiffness and resistance to bending by testing a strip of fabric under its own weight and measuring the angle of deflection.

Fastener strength tests ensure that buttons, zippers, and snaps remain securely attached.

Adhesion of coating tests are for coated fabrics that measures the bond strength between the coating and the base fabric. The test applies a peeling force to a prepared sample and measures the force required to separate the coating.

How Is a Textile Test Performed?

Textile testing is performed on a sample of the textile material or on an individual fiber composing the textile. When testing a single fiber, it's typically subjected to tension to determine its breaking strength and elongation at the breaking point. These values are used to determine the suitability of the material for its intended application. The choice of testing method may vary depending on the specific properties you are evaluating. The grips and fixtures you need depend on which material you are testing. Commonly, this involves either a grab test fixture or a strip test fixture. In a grab test, the sample ends are placed into grips and subjected to compressive force to secure them in place. While, strip test fixtures require the sample ends to be tightly coiled around a bar, creating loops that self-compress until they resist slipping. No matter what your application is, we have solutions for all your testing needs.

Get a Complete Test System for Your Test Application

Completing your material test system is easy. Simply start by choosing a test machine, choose your accessories, and select your controller software. We are your one-stop shop for all your application testing needs.

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Textiles Testing Machines

Universal test machines specifically configured for testing textiles.

The first step to configuring your textile test system is to choose a test machine by series. Each series of textile test machines is designed to meet specific testing requirements and offer different features and capabilities. To determine the most suitable series for your needs, it's essential to consider the type of textile tests you will be conducting and any other materials you will be working with.

By carefully evaluating your requirements, you can select a series that aligns perfectly with your objectives. We recommend that you consult our experienced engineers who can guide you through the process of selecting the ideal series for your unique needs.

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With an intuitive interface, Newton makes it easy for users to navigate through various options and settings, ultimately enhancing the overall user experience. By streamlining complex procedures into user-friendly steps, this software serves both experienced test engineers and beginners alike to conduct tests with confidence and accuracy.

Due to the massive selection of products that we offer, it can be difficult to narrow down what you need. Let us help you select and configure based on your testing application.

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Textile Testing Accessories

General Purpose Accessories for Textile Testing

Choose from 100's of standard textile testing accessories as well as engineered solutionss. All of our textile testing fixtures will fit any brand of test machine through the use of an adapter. Need an adapter? Just ask!

Specialized Textile Testing Accessories

In addition to our general purpose accessories we have fixtures specifically designed for testing textiles.

Use the tables below to search for the fixture that matches your test or sample type the best. Can't find what you are looking for? Contact us. We are confident we have what you need.

Special Textile Fixtures by Test Type

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Textile Products Test Standards

There are numerous textile testing standards available. Some of the most common textile testing standards include:

Textile Testing Standards Sorted by Standards Organization:

If you have a specific standard that you will be using, please refer to this table to find and learn more about the products we recommend for that particular standard.