This apparatus measures the flame spread properties of vertically oriented textile fabrics intended for apparel, curtains and draperies in the form of a single or multi component fabrics. A textile is held vertically in a frame. A small flame is used to ignite the specimen and the time is measured for the flame to spread up the specimen
The methods of tests in this standard are applicable to woven, and to warp-knitted fabrics. They are particularly applicable to stretch fabrics such as are obtained by the use of elastomeric fibres or bulked yarns, or by a process such as slack mercerisation.
The Edge Compression Guide Blocks are to aid in the determination of the resistance of corrugated fibreboard to a load applied in the plane of the board in a direction parallel to the flutes, ie: parallel to the cross direction of the component sheets. This knowledge can be related to the compression strength of containers when constructed with flutes vertical in vertical faces
The Drying Cabinet is used for the rapid drying of textile samples. The cabinet is fitted with three rows of folding pull-out hangers, corresponding to a total of 16 metres of clothesline to support the samples on. The Drying Cabinet can be operated at different temperatures, ranging from Normal, Medium or Air Fluff temperature
The Digital Micrometer is used to measure the thickness of paper, plastic, tissue and other sheeted material. It automatically cycles up and down at the push of a button, providing an accurate and repeatable thickness reading at the end of each cycle. The robust design Digital Micrometer is provided with two plane, parallel, circular pressure faces, between which the material is placed for measurement.
Dynamic Load Tester This instrument is used for determining the thickness loss of textile floor coverings under dynamic load. The specimen is subjected to a cyclic-loading treatment in which an impact assembly, with two feet on its underside, repeatedly droops freely onto the specimen. At the same time the specimen is slowly traversed. The thickness of the specimen is measured before and after the procedure
Wet Din Abrader The Wet Din Abrader has been specially designed and manufactured with relevance to international standards to determine the resistance of rubber to abrasion using a cylindrical drum device. It is manufactured from Stainless Steel to enable it to be used with water.
Din Abrader The Din Abrader is primarily for use in determining the resistance of vulcanised rubber to abrasive forces using a cylindrical type drum. It may however be used to determine the resistance to abrasion of other types of materials such as certain plastics. A cylindrical shaped test piece is abraded across a surface of known abrasiveness for a defined distance under a certain load
The Dead Weight Compression Tester is designed to perform either as a single test to investigate the effect of deformation, creep, collapse or failure as part of a sequence of tests designed to measure the ability of a package, to withstand a distribution system that includes a compression hazard. The Dead Weight Compression Tester may also be used to investigate performance under particular conditions of loading, as for example, when the bottom package in astack rests on an open-decked…
Dry Bath Aging Block To be used for determining the long-term effects of elevated temperature on various materials like rubber, plastics, textile etc. Samples are placed in glass tubes. The 24 holes for insertion of the tubes are by
Cellflo Foam Porosity Testers are used for monitoring the porosity of flexible cellular polyurethane to determine the ease with which air passes through a cellular structure. Airflow values may be used as an indirect measurement of certain cell structure characteristics
Manual Incline Plane COF This instrument is used to determine the coefficient of static friction of most packaging materials by measuring the angle at which one test surface begins to slide against another inclined surface as the incline is increased at a constant and prescribed rate. As the plane rises, the first sign of movement from the sled is detected by the operator and a recording of the relevant angle of the incline is noted.
Carton Crease Proofer This user friendly instrument is commonly utilised in ink laboratories to assist the development of flexible coatings that resist cracking on commercial cartons. It allows the operator to quickly produce quality carton board crease samples without committing machine time