The Fibre Products Laboratory
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The Fibre Products Laboratory offers a range of services including testing, training, advisory and consultancy.
- Qualitative and Quantitative analyses;
- Fabric count
- Yarn count
- Tensile, Bursting and Tear strength
- Dimensional Stability
- Abrasion and Pilling Resistance
Paper including toilet, facial and other absorbent tissue:
- Absorptive Capacity and Absorption Time
- Tensile Bursting and Tear Strength
- Surface Area
Leather and other Footwear Materials
- Safety Footwear Assessment
- Construction Assessment
- Performance Testing
- Strength of Materials
Disposable diapers and feminine sanitary products.
Consultancy and Advisory services :
Training for Apparel industry
Working with Specifications;
Quality Control in Apparel manufacturing;
Apparel and Sewn Products Marketing;
Development of Product Lines.
Garment construction principles and manufacturing practices;
Development of design and purchasing specifications for uniforms and other special application clothing;
Selection of fabrics for specified end uses;
Assessment of garments, fabrics and footwear to determine conformity with stated specifications and conformance to the national labelling requirements.
The laboratory is responsible for the registration of garment manufacturers and the management of the TTBS Registration Number System. This system is maintained as a service to the public and to garment manufacturers in particular. This number is the unique identifier of the manufacturer of the garment or fabric article. It is not a certification of garment quality. It is a means of allowing the manufacturer to be in compliance with the Labelling Standard TTS 76-1996 Part 3: Labelling of Garments. The standard mandates that all labels carry the unique identifier of the manufacturer.
The TTBS System is maintained as a database of manufacturers and manufacturing capability. This information is available to persons seeking to make business contacts in apparel and sewn products manufacturing.
As a service to small manufacturers TTBS offers a fabric identification and label supply package to ensure that these clients are in compliance with the Compulsory Labelling Requirements.
The services of the laboratory can be accessed by calling any of the listed numbers and asking for extensions 216 or 209.