Textile Testing Lab

The Textile Testing Lab provides space and equipment for research and teaching upper division textile evaluation courses.  Equipment in this lab is used for:

  • Dimensional stability testing
  • Abrasion testing
  • Color measurement
  • Colorfastness
  • Tensile testing
  • Fiber identification
  • Other standard measurements

This lab houses the equipment needed for many American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) textile tests. It has even been used to create some military gear.