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 Textile Laboratory

     Textile laboratory conducts many tests and experiments on textile materials in accordance with the Saudi or international standard specifications issued in this area. It is equipped with the latest testing devices in the field of textiles, and has the ability of testing all kinds of textile (fabrics, clothes and yarns). It also tests military textiles of different types and forms, civilian tent fabrics, blankets, cotton and medical gauze.

     The textile laboratory has conducted some studies on textiles, such as color fastness of Al-Kiswa fabric. It also participated in studying the flammability of tents fabric for Mena project.

These efforts culminated in the lab's obtaining international accreditation ISO 17025 in the following tests :​

1. Woven structure
2. Determining  number of  yarns
3. Color fastness to washing
4. Weight per square meter


Units of textile laboratory  :
   The laboratory consists of three major testing units :
1. Physical
2. Chemical
3. Flammability
4. Harmful substances (under construction)


A list of textile products which are tested in the laboratory :​

Time Required for Testing

Standard No.

Product's Name

S

A week

SASO 1329\1998

Civilian tent fabrics

1

Two weeks

SASO 403\1984

Saudi Flag

2

A week

SASO 1516\1999

Baby Diapers

3

A week

SASO 997\1998

Sanitary Pads

4

Two weeks

SASO 557\2004

Men's Headwear (Shemagh)

5

Two weeks

SASO 384\1994

Men's Headwear (White Ghautra)

6

Two weeks

SASO 1167\1998

Floor Cover (Rug)

7

Two weeks

SASO 687\1994

Floor Cover (Carpet)

8

Two weeks

MIL-C-2115

MIL-C-44034C

MIL-C-823J

MIL-C-21815E

Military fabrics

9

A week

SASO 1000\2004

Acrylic Blanket

10

A week

SASO 1007\1998

Ihram Clothing

11

A week

SASO 484\1994

Facial Tissue

12

A week

SASO 1375\1998

Paper Towels

13

A week

SASO 1191\1998

Toilet Paper

14

Two weeks

SASO 1627\1999

Bed Sheets & Pillowslip 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

15

Two weeks

SASO 1629\1999

Men's Workwear

16

A week

SASO 1625\1999

Cotton Terry Towel

17

A week

SASO 1617\1999

Prayer Rug

18

A week

SASO 1175\1998

Black Okal

19

Two weeks

SASO 2137\2003

Abaya & Tarha Fabrics

20

A week

SASO 384\1996

Polyester & Cotton Fabric (65/ 35)

21

A week

SASO 2636\2006

Men's Socks

22

A week

SASO 784\1994

Silk Fabric

23

A week

SASO 1622\1999

Medical Absorbent Cotton Gauze

24

A week

SASO 1004\1998

Cotton Gauze Swabs

25

A week

SASO 179\1996

Medical Absorbent Cotton

26

A week

SASO 217\1999

Absorbent Cotton Gauze Bandage

27

Two Weeks

SASO 1169\1998

Men's Cotton  Underwear (Tricot)

28

Two Weeks

SASO 1196\1998

Mixed Plain Woven Fabric 55% Polyester & 45% Wool

29

SASO/ ISO/ 1009\1998

Textiles-  Woven Fabrics - Length of Pieces Measurement

30

SASO/ ISO/ 2653\2006

Beit Alsha'ar  Fabrics (tents made of goat and hair cloth)

31

SASO/ ISO/ 17202/2007

Textiles- Setting the twist of mono filament yarn

32

SASO / ISO/ 1-7211/2006

Textiles- Woven Fabrics- Composition-  Methods of Analysis

33

SASO/ ISO/ 1934/2001

Woven Polyester  Fabric of Men's Clothing

34

SASO/ ISO/ 2390/ 2005

Weaving Polyester Yarn

35

SASO/ ISO/ 2733/ 2007

Textiles - Determination of the Permeability of  Fabrics to Air

36

SASO 561\1994

Car Furniture

37

SASO 153\1995

Weaving Cotton Yarn

38

SASO 2275\ 2004

Wool( Shemagh) and Mixed Wool (Shemagh)

39

SASO ASTM D6554\ 2010

Cotton Denim Fabric (Jeans)

40

SASO 1711\1996

Woven and Tricot Upholstery Fabrics for Home Use

41

SASO 394\2004

White Ghautra

42

SASO 559\1989

Wool Blankets

43

SASO 2254\ 2004

Tubular bandage for Medical Purposes

44

SASO 1631\1999

Artificial Turf

45

SASO 1623\1999

Polypropylene Bags for Agricultural Products

46

SASO ASTM   D 7021

Bath Robes and Sleepwear Robes (Pajamas)

47

SASO ASTM D 3691\ 2010

Curtains

48

 
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