Testing-1 - Certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 ko-Tex...

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Unformatted text preview: Certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 ko-Tex (sounds like echo-tex) is a process that tests for over 100 harmful substances! To give you the more official description, ko-Tex Standard 100 is an ecological certification process. We became aware of it through our vendors in Europe, where it's widely known and used. The "testing" we keep telling you about is absolutely scrupulous - every fabric, button and thread of the garment must undergo exhaustive tests of over 100 harmful substances to achieve certification, and be retested regularly to stay certified . One More Example of a Certification Program ASTM Recommended Specifications for Product Types See Page 513 in your text for a list of all the textile end uses for which the ASTM has already developed a set of performance specifications. See Blackboard, under Assignments, Articles of Interest for an example: D-4155, Standard Performance Specifications for Women and Girls Woven Sportwear, Shorts, Slacks, and Suiting Fabrics Testing of Textiles and Sewn Products The process of inspecting, measuring, and evaluating the characteristics and properties of textile materials and sewn products Reasons for Testing Textiles Product evaluation, often for suitability for specific end uses Conformance to specifications Quality control during manufacturing Promotion as a quality product Product development and research Analysis of product failure and defects Evaluation of competitive products Adherence to government regulations Fiber Content TFPIA Permanent Care Labeling Safety: Flammability; Lead content Forensic examinations Reasons Often Given for Not Testing 1. Someone elses responsibility 2. Cost/time 3. Not Valued by Managers Laboratory Test Usage Correlation Challenge is to design lab tests which reflect product performance in actual use Not necessary to duplicate actual usage conditions, but to correlate with them Most tests do not purport to give a true value for a property, but a comparative measure Correlation difficulties for apparel fabrics Different people wear out their garments at different rates depending upon size, activity, etc. Laboratory rates depending upon size, activity, etc....
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