Testing Services

NWI strives to provide all of our clients, industrial partners and academia alike with as many different methods and testing apparatus as possible. NWI testing services include; independent testing, development of custom testing methods and support for your testing labs. We have many testing instruments that are commonly used in the nonwovens and conventional textile industry. For a list of the INDA and ASTM tests commonly used by NWI, please see the additional information links. NWI also has a full range of filtration testing equipment.

If you have questions or would like to discuss a custom project, please send an email to NWI questions.

Nonwoven and Fiber Testing

  • Absorption, desorption and in-plane liquid transport
  • Intron for performing a variety of tests including tensile, tear, dynamic friction, creep and fatigue.
  • Favimat for testing single fibers
  • Mocon for testing moisture vapor transmission
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Bursting strength
  • Thickness
  • Bending stiffness
  • Hydrostatic head for measuring barrier properties
  • Basis weight
  • Air permeability – TextTest
  • Gurley Air Permeability
  • CTT – Yarn / Filament Abrasion Testing
  • Contact Angle
  • TGA
  • DSC
  • SEM & Optical Microscopy

Filtration Testing Equipment

  • TSI 3160
  • TSI 8130
  • PALAS MFP-3000-S (fractional aerosol filter test)

In addition to physical testing equipment the following analytical testing is available at NC State University: Analytical Instrumentation Facility, FTIR, UV-VIS, NIR, GC, HPLC, LLS and XRD.