Textile Testing Service

QC Tailored for the Textiles Industry

Modern textile manufacturers employ progressively more sophisticated methods and use a variety of natural, man-made, and synthetic fibers. The quality and durability of fabrics are directly affected by the quality of fibers, correct choice of dyes and colorants, and the use of appropriate manufacturing processes.

AI offers inspections and laboratory tests for all modern textiles, including:

  • Textile and canvas rolls
  • Home textiles, carpeting, curtains, and upholstery
  • Textile checks on finished products (garments, apparel, accessories, toys)

Our quality control and testing services help textile mills, manufacturers, importers, and retailers ensure that their products meet their own quality standards and the requirements of their destination markets. We provide detailed same-day inspection reports and 48-hour turnaround on lab tests, giving you the fast and reliable results you need to make an informed decision for your textiles supply chain.

Textiles Testing Expertise

AI's experienced inspectors conduct thorough on-site checks of your merchandise, following detailed checklists compiled based on your requirements, international regulations, safety standards, and our extensive know-how.

We offer the following physical and mechanical tests to assess the quality of your textiles:

  • Performance: abrasion or piling
  • Dimensional stability: torque, shrinkage, elongation, stretch and recovery
  • Weather testing: waterproof, windproof, thermal
  • Thermal and water vapor resistance
  • Burn test (for 100% cotton textiles)
  • Stiffness and bending
  • Seam strength (for sewn articles)
  • Tearing strength, penetration resistance
  • Thickness, compression, and recovery (for floor coverings)
  • Tensile properties

Textiles Lab Testing Expertise

In addition to the above physical and mechanical tests, AI offers a wide range of laboratory tests to help you navigate the safety requirements and meet the standards of your destination market.

General Lab Tests for Textiles
  • Fiber identification
  • Eco-textile testing
  • Banned azo dyes and colorants
  • Colorfastness check (CF to light, ozone, burnt gas fumes, phenolic yellowing perspiration, water, bleach)
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial testing
  • Formaldehyde testing
  • Machine wash tests
  • Heavy metals in surface coatings
EU Textile Standards & Regulations
  • REACH (Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
  • Textile Regulation 1007/2001
  • General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC)
  • Textile labeling regulations
  • EU Ecolabel for textile products
USA and Canada Textile Standards & Regulations
  • AATCC 8 Colorfastness to Crocking (wet & dry)
  • AATCC 15 Colorfastness to Perspiration
  • AATCC 16 Colorfastness to Light
  • AATCC 106 Colorfastness to Sea Water
  • AATCC 107 Colorfastness to Water
  • AATCC 116 Colorfastness to Crocking (rotary)
  • AATCC 135 Dimensional Stability for Home Laundering
  • AATCC 150 Dimensional Changes to Home Laundering
  • AATCC 162 Colorfastness to Chlorinated (Pool) Water
  • AATCC 112 Formaldehyde Release from Fabric (quantitative) – sealed jar method
  • AATCC 94-2007 Formaldehyde (spot test)
  • 16 CFR 1610 Flammability of Clothing Textiles
  • 16 CFR 1611 Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
  • 16 CFR 1615 & 1616, Flammability of Children's Sleepwear
  • 16 CFR 1500.51-53 Attachment Strength
  • 16 CFR 423 Care Labeling
  • 16 CFR 303 Fiber Content Label
  • Canadian Textile Flammability Regulations (SOR/2011-22) – Bedding Textile
  • Canadian Textile Flammability Regulations (SOR/2011-22) – Non-bedding Textile
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 34, Flammability Requirement of Hair or Mane
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 32, Flammability Requirement of Outer Covering
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 33, Flammability Requirement of Yarn
  • Canadian Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) Item 21, Celluloid or Cellulose Nitrate
  • CPSIA Lead Content in Surface Coatings
  • CPSIA Lead Content in Substrates
  • CPSIA Phthalates Content
  • Cross Cut Adhesion – ASTM D3359
  • Polymer Identification – FTIR
Other Standards & Regulations
  • China – GB 18401 testing
  • CPAI-84, Flammability of Camping Tents

Why AI for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The OQ Benefits

  • Supply chain intelligence: get supplier and quality stats in real time
  • Industry leading turnaround time for audits, testing and inspections
  • Online and mobile: manage your orders and access your data anywhere, any time
  • All-inclusive pricing: flat rates for inspections and audits; instant quotes for testing
  • 1,500 auditors and inspectors, 3 in-house labs and operations in 85 countries