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Baleno investst in strong R&D

Thanks to the in-house R&D team responsible for developing new materials, methods, processes and applications, SIOEN has secured a strong, leading market position. Sector knowledge and expertise, the most advanced testing equipment and a superior understanding of industry quality standards are just some of our strengths.

 

MARTINDALE TEST

Determination of resistance to abrasion

In the Martindale test, wool or sandpaper is used to rub the Fabric over and over again with considerable pressure. Depending on how tough the Fabric needs to be, this vigorous rubbing can continue non-stop for hours... or even days.

 

CRUMPLE FLEX TEST
(EN ISO 7854:1997 METHOD C)

Determination of repeated flexing resistance of waterproof material

Waterproof material used in rain garments (EN 343) must withstand 9000 cycles of repeated flexing without losing its waterproofness. This test is also a method to
evaluate/compare different waterproof materials.

 

HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE TEST

Determination of resistance to water penetration

The standard specifies a hydrostatic pressure method for determining the resistance of Fabrics to penetration by water. The highest class of water penetration resistance
in this European Standard was deduced from several national norms which imposed a test pressure of 0.13 bar (1300 mm).

 

SPRAY TEST

Determination of ability to repel water

The evaluation of the test is visual appreciation of the surface of the Fabric (number of absorption points on the surface).

 

TENSILE STRENGTH TEST

Determination of mechanical performance


The force necessary to tear a Fabric, measured by the force to start or continue a tear in a Fabric. Expressed in Newton. The trouser shaped test method is prescribed in a lot of types of protective garments.

 

WASH TEST: HOME/INDUSTRIAL WASH

Determination of washing durability of the garments


Finished garments go through a specified number of washing cycles in order to determine washing durability.