Textil and Clothing

Testing areas

Textile and clothing

One of the most extensive areas in our test laboratory is the examination of textile and clothing articles as well as textile products of all kinds.

Materials are tested for their mechanical-technological and chemical-analytical properties using a variety of different measuring procedures and test methods. In doing so, it is possible to determine requirements for the general use of the products and their quality, or to draw conclusions about the presence of substances that are harmful to health.

In the field of the analytics, CTL® GmbH uses a range of high-precision measuring instruments to detect a wide variety of elements that are banned in respective products. In addition to legal regulations for various harmful substances, manufacturers and importers define their own strict criteria in order to protect the consumer. Through our analyses, manufacturers and importers know whether the prescribed limits are complied with, and the respective products are marketable.

Detailed customer advice and support are an integral part of our service.

We prepare individual offers and test reports.

  • Leisurewear

  • Professional clothing/ work wear

  • Children's/baby's clothing

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Technical fabrics

Testing examples

  • Pilling test

  • Strength test

  • Colour fastness

  • Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEOs)

  • Chlorophenols, PCPs

  • Prohibited dyestuffs

  • Fibre analyses; Determination of fibre composition

Any questions?

Elke Wind
Elke Wind
Head of Customer Service

Selected Services

Discover some of our key testing solutions related to this department. Contact us for a full list of services or to discuss your specific testing needs.

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