Textiles Testing Expertise

For textiles testing, AiT offers a wide range of lab tests to help you navigate the safety requirements and meet the standards of your destination market.

General Textiles Testing

  • Fiber identification
  • Eco-textile testing
  • Banned azo dyes and colorants
  • Colorfastness check (CF to light, ozone, burnt gas fumes, phenolic yellowing perspiration, water, bleach)
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial testing
  • Formaldehyde testing
  • Machine wash tests
  • Heavy metals in surface coatings

EU Textile Standards & Regulations

  • REACH (Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
  • Textile Regulation 1007/2001
  • General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC)
  • Textile labeling regulations
  • EU Ecolabel for textile products

USA and Canada Textile Standards & Regulations

  • AATCC 8 Colorfastness to Crocking (wet & dry)
  • AATCC 15 Colorfastness to Perspiration
  • AATCC 16 Colorfastness to Light
  • AATCC 106 Colorfastness to Sea Water
  • AATCC 107 Colorfastness to Water
  • AATCC 116 Colorfastness to Crocking (rotary)
  • AATCC 135 Dimensional Stability for Home Laundering
  • AATCC 150 Dimensional Changes to Home Laundering
  • AATCC 162 Colorfastness to Chlorinated (Pool) Water
  • AATCC 112 Formaldehyde Release from Fabric (quantitative) – sealed jar method
  • AATCC 94-2007 Formaldehyde (spot test)
  • 16 CFR 1610 Flammability of Clothing Textiles
  • 16 CFR 1611 Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
  • 16 CFR 1615 & 1616, Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear
  • 16 CFR 1500.51-53 Attachment Strength
  • 16 CFR 423 Care Labeling
  • 16 CFR 303 Fiber Content Label
  • Canadian Textile Flammability Regulations (SOR/2011-22) – Bedding Textile
  • Canadian Textile Flammability Regulations (SOR/2011-22) – Non-bedding Textile
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 34, Flammability Requirement of Hair or Mane
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 32, Flammability Requirement of Outer Covering
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 33, Flammability Requirement of Yarn
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 21, Celluloid or Cellulose Nitrate
  • CPSIA Lead Content in Surface Coatings
  • CPSIA Lead Content in Substrates
  • CPSIA Phthalates Content
  • Cross Cut Adhesion – ASTM D3359
  • Polymer Identification – FTIR

Other Standards & Regulations

  • China– GB 18401 testing
  • CPAI-84, Flammability of Camping Tents

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