Microtex: Fibre & Textile analysis & examination

Anti-stain finish on wool fibre

Also Dusts, Papers, Particles, Contaminants

   

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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


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Specialised and Exclusive Tests
Micro organisms (Mildew)
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

Technical Investigation

 

When a manufacturing process results in a defective product it is important to discover how, why and where the fault has occurred. Corrective actions may then be taken to prevent repetition. Salvage options may also be considered.

By separating out and examining individual components of unsatisfactory products, the nature of the fault and the likely stage at which it occurred can be identified.

It may also be necessary to determine whether salvage of the affected goods is possible, particularly where large quantities are involved.

 

Examples of manufacturing faults which can be identified are;

Marks, stripes, stains, colouration effects, blend irregularities, yarn mixes, finishes, batch variations, stress failure, chemical, mechanical or biological damage.

 

 

Complaint Analysis

 

The correct analysis of returned goods is vital to any supplier or retailer. Knowing the difference between isolated cases of misuse and genuine large scale product failure can determine the response of parties concerned, be they the manufacturer, supplier or final consumer. Faults such as holes, marks, stains, shrinkage or physical failure can be skilfully examined and their likely cause established. Degradation and premature wear may also be assessed and occurrences such as microbial attack (mildew), enzyme digestion, mechanical damage etc. can be positively recognised and recorded.

 

Such features as;

Premature wear, pilling, holes, shrinkage, soiling, degradation and colour change can all be evaluated and the fitness for purpose of the original material determined.

 
Tufted carpet cross section
Nonwoven polyesterpolarised light

Investigation of fabric treatments

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

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