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Material and Textiles

Discover more about our textile testing and quality control capabilities​

Material and Textiles testing determines the quality, safety and suitability of both the raw material and manufactured textiles for both consumer products and industry-specific needs.

For some industries or categories of products, there are strict specifications and requirements to comply with to ensure both safety and quality. Our lab offers a wide range of textile testing and quality controltests to ensure compliance is met and standards upheld – for both research and development stages and manufactured final products.

Contact us about material and textiles tests

Material and textile tests we offer:

  • Fibre identification
  • Yarn fibre content
  • Yarn fibre count
  • Yarn fibre twist
  • Thermal resistance
  • UV light protection factor
  • Accelerated washing tests
  • Yarn crimp
  • Specialty animal fibre content
  • Flammability
  • Yarn bulk
  • Colour fastness to various agencies e.g. light, washing, rubbing, bleach

Products we regularly test:

  • Yarn
  • Synthetic and natural fibres
  • Foam
  • Wool grease
  • Geotextiles
  • Air conditioning ducts
  • Sarking
  • Retro-reflective and high visibility products
  • Insulation

Request a test

Request a Materials and Textiles Test via the online form here or email the team directly at textiles@nzwta.co.nz for more information.

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