Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
The application of high-performance textiles is now extending to a wide range of products, such as sportswear, summer and winter wear, mountain wear and protective wear. Leading textile brands have invested a great deal in R&D activities to deliver high-performance products that meet modern trends and the expectations of consumers. As a leader in high performance textile testing, Intertek Hong Kong is well equipped with the most advanced testing equipment and technical know-how that can help retail brands and manufacturers capture fast-changing market opportunities.
Intertek recently became the first third-party testing and certification institution in Hong Kong to launch the Non-destructive Tumbling Method (SLHK-T-TMDB23) for the testing of penetration resistance of full garments. This is the first non-destructive method for full-garment penetration-resistance testing for the passage of feathers and down/polyfil fibers in Hong Kong, and has been approved and certificated by The Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS).
The new test method is applicable to any size of down/feather garment or fiber-stuffed garment. After tumbling, the number of penetration down/feathers/fibers on the surface or lining of the tested garment is counted and a rating given accordingly. Compared to other tumbling methods, this testing process is more similar to real-life situations and no cutting of the garment is required.
Intertek Hong Kong is also currently the only third-party testing and certification institution in the world to provide the Prickle Factor Test for garments/fabrics/yarns. The Prickle Factor Test measures the prickle index and grading of the sample. A higher index and grading represents a stronger prickle factor, which may impact the level of comfort when wearing such items.
For more information of the latest testing methods and other textile-testing solutions, please contact our specialists now:
Intertek Hong Kong
Tel: +852 21738250/ +852 6110 5559