Textiles

Testing products from the Textiles industry such as cords, yarns, ropes, threads and fabric can range from pulling a single strand of thread apart that requires a few ounces of force to pulling a woven synthetic material apart that requires several thousand pounds of force. Whatever your test procedure calls for, United has a wide selection of test equipment to help you measure various properties of textile products. Common applications requiring a universal test machine include measuring break strength, elongation and tear resistance. In many cases, special grips and fixtures are required to perform these types of tests properly and United offers a wide selection of grips, fixtures, load cells, and test frames to ensure your textile testing is accurate and repeatable. Common products and materials tested are listed below.

Acrylic
Animal-based fiber
Aramids
Cotton
Flax
Hair/fur
Hemp
Kevlar
Linen
Mineral-based fiber
Modacrylic
Nomex
Nylon
Plant-based fiber
Polyester
Rayon
Silk
Spandex
Synthetic fiber
Wool