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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.
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).
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.