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The quality of a product is determined by the quality of the materials used to build it. Similarly, the quality of an apparel or accessory depends on the textiles used. The feel, function, durability, and aesthetics of a textile play a key role in the final output. A comprehensive understanding of fibres and yarn as well as of textile testing, therefore, is a crucial element of fashion design.
In the Fabric and Yarn Studio, students learn how to identify and evaluate different types of fabric. They are taught about the process of production for different fibres, and explore the physical and chemical tests available to understand their durability. Training in blend analysis is also offered.
At the Fabric Studio, students learn how to prepare checker board designs for various fabrics. They are also taught to analyse the weave elements and geometrical characteristics of different fibres.
Students gain a thorough understanding of the preparatory process, and the dyeing and printing of different textiles at the Wet Processing Lab.
The Textile Testing Lab, on the other hand, teaches students to assess the quality and properties of various materials as they move through the textile product chain. This helps in choosing the right raw materials and also offers a clear picture on the final product.
Particulars of the Facility
Total area of the lab: 483 sq ft
|Sl. No||Name of the Facility||Specifications||Units|
|1||Tensile Strength tester||Force Resolution: 1/10, 000, Force Accuracy: ≤+/-0.5%, Force Unit Switch:Kgf, N & Ibf||1|
|2||Tearing Strength Tester||1|
|3||Bursting Strength tester||Capacity: upto 70 kg /cm² Opening in upper clamp: 30.5 mm diameter||1|
|5||Digital balance||Specifications: 0.1 mg — 300 g1 mg — 1000 g||1|
|8||Shrinkage Tester||Standards: ISO 3759 BS 4931,Weight: 900 g||1|
|10||Crease recovery Tester||Creasing load: 1.0 Kg,Angle measurement: 10×1800×10||1|
|12||Digital pilling tester||2 stations ICI Pill Box to rapidly replicate the pilling on the fabric in a fraction of time due to normal wear.||1|
|13||Washing Tester- Laundrometer||Depth: 710 mm,Height: 1220 mm||1|
|14||Crock meter||The determination of colourfastness of vinyl coated fabrics against rubbing in both dry and wet conditions||1|
|15||Perspirometer||Depth: 72 mm,Height: 182 mm||1|
|16||Light fastness tester||MBTL (Mercury Blinded Tungsten Lamp) Fading Lamp 500 W||1|
|17||Abrasion tester- Martindale||Load: 595 g , 795 g,Counter: LCD , 0~999, 999,Dimension (W×D×H): 57 ×63 ×38 cm||1|
|18||Water Bath||Double walled thermostatically controlled inside made of stainless steel outer made of S.S. / M.S. duly powder coated with 12 holes||2|
|19||Beesley Balance||ASTM D 2260 – 96, D 3776, BS 2865, ISO 7211||1|
|24||Wooden Blocks||For Printing||8|