Textile industries have a wide scope all across the globe. With the changing developments of fashionable outfits; there is a huge demand for high-quality fabrics and textile product in the market. Therefore, it is important for the manufacturers of textile industries to ensure the quality of fabrics using various testing instruments. In this blog section, we will discuss about the role of crock meter in textile industry.

With the increasing demand for fabrics, it becames mandatory for the manufacturers to test the quality of the textile products to ensure that the fabric is best in terms of quality. In the highly competitive world, no manufacturers can survive for long period of time, if they offer low-quality products. These are many attributes of the garments that explain the quality of the materials such as yarn count, GSM of fabrics, smoothness, colour fastness, button snap strength and so forth. In this blog section, we are going to discuss all about the use of Crock meter in assuring quality testing of fabrics.

It is used to measure the colour transfer from the surface of one material to another via wet rubbing or dry rubbing. Apart from performing the colour fastness test, the testing machine performs dry/wet abrasion, flexing powdering, scuffing, ink abrasiveness, etc. Test conditions on the samples are created by exerting required amount of motion and pressure.

How does it work?

To perform the test procedure appropriately, take a piece of crocking cloth which is provided with the machine and soak it in the distilled water. Now remove the excessive amount of water from the fabrics and fix it on the finger of the machine. Now mount the printed material which you need to test for testing colour fastness strength. Set the required number of cycles so that the material can be rubbed over the sample to test the colour fastness strength. This test will help to measure the colourfastness quality of the printed materials by measuring the colour of the crocking colour using colour transfer scale. The test procedure offers precise results.

Features you must look for:

  • It must be designed as per the testing standards of ISO 105, BS EN 20105.
  • Must be equipped with hand-operated oscillating arm with Teflon rollers for noise-free movement
  • Highly accurate test results under uniform load and specified diameter.
  • Equipped with Teflon rollers to minimize friction
  • Uniform load by weights on finger for evenness in testing
  • Firm hold of crocking cloth by stainless steel spring clips
  • Geared system for oscillating arm movement
  • Instant braking system
  • Standard crocking cloth as abradant

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