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Testing Textiles: Tests Fabrics and Products Undergo

This programme looks at the different tests fabrics and products have to undergo before they hit the shelves. Using examples from high street retailer, New Look and outdoor specialists Millets and Blacks, the programme visits industrial textiles testing laboratories and includes footage and clear explanations of tests for flammability, abrasion and pilling, tear and tensile strength, burst and drape testing, as well as tests for care labelling, eg. shrinkage and colour fastness. The programme also includes tests for high performance wear, including tests for insulation, breathability, wickability, wind and waterproofness.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2005
Duration: 34 min
Printable Resources: Yes

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