For Nova Fides, the quality of fabrics is of the utmost importance. This is why the company has an in-house laboratory that carries out different types of tests to guarantee customers compliance with standards.
The laboratory,every year, carries out about 2000 tests which are delivered to customers who request them. For some brands, this collaboration is essential, and it also speeds up checks on the quality of fabrics and avoids slowing down the production process. International brands have recognized the NF Laboratory for its tests carried out on fabrics following the standards set by the customer.
WHAT TESTS ARE CARRIED OUT
The dimensional stability test is used to ensure that the fabric, when under certain conditions, is not subjected to dimensional variations such as shrinkage. Dry, water and steam tests are carried out.
The color fastness tests inspect the color discharge of the fabric and serve to understand if the color is properly fixed.
The determination of pH of aqueous extract test is carried out to understand the compatibility of the textile when in direct contact with the skin, to avoid the possibility of triggering allergic or inflammatory reactions.
Tearing, seam slippage, rips, and abrasion resistance. The determination of tensile strength is a series of physical tests which, with the help of dedicated machinery, guarantee the resistance of the fabric when subjected to certain stresses.