Microtex: Fibre & Textile analysis & examination

Anti-stain finish on wool fibre

Also Dusts, Papers, Particles, Contaminants

   

Expert Problem Solving
Unique Skills
Dispute Resolution

Microtex is an Analytical and Investigative Specialist Service for
Manufacturers, Processors, Retailers, Test Houses, Trading Standards,
Consumers and the Legal Profession

35 Years Experience
in Textile Microscopy
and Materials


MICROTEX INTERNATIONAL
TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION
COMPLAINT ANALYSIS
TRAINING, LITIGATION
EXPERT WITNESS
CONTAMINATION
MICROGRAPHY
CV of PRINCIPAL
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Acrylic fibres under polarised light

Specialised and
Exclusive Tests

Evaluations not Normally Offered by Mainstream Testing Houses
Determination of lamb’s wool (vs. sheep’s wool) content (Validity of ‘lambswool’ labelling)
Identification of insect
(e.g. moth) attack
Detection of re-used (vs. virgin) wool and animal fibres
Effect of biological (enzyme) detergents on natural
animal fibre products
Assessment of proportions of wool types (e.g. NZ vs. English)
Microscopical swelling tests to identify chemical damage to cotton

Key Services provided by this versatile operation:-

Product and Process Evaluation:

Understanding the performance characteristics of new or established products by examination of the nature and interactions of their individual components.

Complaint Analysis:

Determination of the validity of complaints and identifying potential misuse.

Technical Investigation - Performance and Failure:

Detailed study of manufacturing faults to indicate root causes and prevent repetition.

Fibre Identification:

Establishing the exact fibre types present in a product, particularly where expensive speciality fibres are claimed

Qualitative Analysis:

Microscopical confirmation of component fibres, avoiding the need for lengthy chemical analyses,  Fibre Composition testing to ISO 1833/BS 4407, AATCC 20A, ISO 17751 can also be provided

Contamination ID:

Identification of contaminants whose presence devalue or mar the appearance of a product.

Fibre Damage:

Classification and explanation of the type of fibre damage in returned goods or from suspect processing conditions.

Photomicrography:

Magnified photography of almost anyhing.  Colour or Monochrome; reflected or transmitted illumination.  Magnifications from x5 to x1000.  Many contrast techniques.

SEM:

Scanning Electron Microscopy and Micrography.  Study of surfaces at magnifications from x10 to x 10,000.  Analytical SEM - chemical mapping.  Elemental identification of particles.

 
 
Specimen preparation


 

 

Flouresence icroscopy provides chemical information

 
Microtex Reports are used by Manufacturing Industry,
Test Houses, Retailers, Private Consumers, Trading Standards,
Lawyers, Insurance Assessors

TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION  - ANALYSIS - MICROGRAPHY - IDENTIFICATION - QUALITY ASSESSMENT
FORENSIC - LITIGATION - TRAINING
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