General Materials and Textile Laboratories

​​      The general materials and textile laboratories are one of the laboratories of SASO, which have been equipped with the best technologies and modern devices that a group of specialized technicians work on, with the participation of those with expertise from inside and outside SASO.

      ​The laboratory consists of four units divided according to the nature of the tests, and samples are distributed among these units according to the type of test decided in the product standards, which is the following:

First: Textile Products Unit

      The Textile Products Unit conducts many tests and checks on textile materials and shoes according to the Saudi or international standard specifications issued in this field, and the laboratory contains the latest testing devices for the field of textiles where the laboratory has the ability to conduct the necessary tests on all types of fabrics (fabrics, clothes, threads) and military ones, of all kinds and shapes. In addition to civilian tent fabrics and blankets as well as cotton and gauze. 
      Among the achievements of the unit is carrying out some studies on tissues, including a study on the color stability of the Holy Kaaba cladding. In addition to participating in testing fire-resistant tents in the project of the Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugadassah in Mina.
These efforts culminated in the unit obtaining the international accreditation ISO IEC 17025: 2017 in the following tests: 
  • ​Histopathology. 
  • Estimate the number of threads. 
  • Color fastness to washing. 
  • Weight per square meter. 
  • Color fastness to friction. 
  • Resistance to abrasion (Martindle).
  • Dynamic load by disk. 
  • Estimation of the force of the blast. 
  • Tensile strength estimation. 
  • Tear resistance.
  • Estimate the pH. Ball resistance.
  • Conglobation resistance.
  • ​Tuft extraction.
The unit also includes a number of devices that help ensure that products conform to the standard specifications, namely: 
  • ​Foot flexion tester. 
  • Shoe thread tester. 
  • Shoe glue separating strength tester. 
  • Shock test device for shoes. 
  • Electrical insulation test device for shoes. 
  • Water vapor transmission device for shoes 
  • Flexibility test device for shoes.​

Second: the plastic product testing unit

      ​The Plastic Products Unit conducts many tests and checks on plastic materials in accordance with the Saudi or international standard specifications issued in this field, and the laboratory contains the latest special testing devices in the field of plastics and polymers, where the laboratory has the ability to conduct the necessary tests on all types of tubes, connections and tableware made of Plastic, melamine and polyethylene tanks, in addition to plastic films and biodegradable products.
The unit also includes a number of devices that help ensure that products conform to the standard specifications, which are:
  • ​Melt Mass Flow Rate.
  • Airless Professional Line ( Determination of the resistance to internal pressure ) Vicat
  • Uv/Vis Excellence
  • Coulometric KF Titrator
  • Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry( DSC )
  • Microscope camera ( DS-Ri2 )
  • Tensile instrument
  • Impact instrument
  • Methylene chloride tester
  • D2 Detector ( Biodegradable)
These efforts culminated in the unit obtaining the international accreditation ISO IEC 17025: 2017 in the following tests:
  • ​ Oxidation induction time ( OIT )
  • Determination of the resistance to internal pressure
  • Melt mass flow rate ( MFR )
  • Longitudinal reversion
  • Determination of dimension ( Outside diameter)
  • Determination of dimension( Wall thickness )

Third: Thermal insulation products unit

      ​The work of the laboratory is launched within the Kingdom’s vision and the direction to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings and includes industrial and natural thermal insulation products that have the properties of reducing the thermal transfer coefficient to the required limit for walls, ceilings, windows and doors in order to reduce the leakage and transfer of heat from outside the building to inside it in summer and from inside to outside in winter and the laboratory includes: 
  • ​Tests of the efficiency of thermal insulation systems for buildings (Thermal Transfer Coefficient) U VALUE Glass Products Tests (Safety - Quality - Efficiency) 
  • Tests of thermal insulation products
The unit also includes a number of the latest advanced devices in the field of thermal insulation efficiency, which are:
  • ​U – Value
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
  • Air – tightness
  • Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy
  • UV-VIS-NIR Spectroscopy
  • Heat Flow meter
  • Gas chromatography
  • Heat soak chamber
  • Impact Strength Tester
  • Shot Bag Tester
  • Oxygen Index
  • Thermal shrinkage tester​

Fourth: The children's toys tests unit

      Children's toys unit conducts many tests and checks on children's toys in accordance with the Saudi or international standards issued in this field and the laboratory contains the latest testing devices for children’s toys where the laboratory has the ability to conduct the necessary tests on all types of toys. 
The unit also includes a number of devices that help ensure that products conform to the standard specifications, which are: 
  • ​Compression head test device. 
  • Tensile testing device for children’s toys. 
  • Durability testing device. 
  • Impact test device. 
  • Roughness test device. 
  • A sound level tester. 
  • Torque gauge device. 
  • Projectile velocity test device. 
  • Sharp Edge Test Device. 
  • Acute point tester.
  • 45C ignition test device. 
  • Digital thermometer.

A list of the products that are tested in the laboratory:

S​
Product Name​​
Standard Number
Time needed for Inspection
Textile Products Unit​​​

1​

Civil tent fabrics​

SASO 1329/1998

5 Business days

2

Saudi flag

SASO 403/1989

10 Business days​

3

by diapers

SASO 1516/2007

GSO 1833/2007

5 Business days​

4

Feminine sanitary pads

SASO 997/2010

GSO 751/2010

5 Business days

5

Men's head cover (shemagh)

SASO 557/2004

5 Business days

6

Men's head cover (ghutra)

SASO 384/1994

​5 Business days​

7

floor cover​ing (carpets)​

SASO 1167/1997

10 Business days​

8​

Floor coverings (moquette)​

SASO 687/1994

​10 Business days​

9

Military fabrics

MIL –C-2115

MIL-C-44034C

MIL –C-823J

MIL-C-21815E

10 Business days​

10

Acrylic blankets

SASO 1000/2004

5 Business days​

11

Ihram clothing

SASO 1007/1998

5 Business days​

12

Tissue paper

SASO GSO 575 /2016

5 Business days​

13

Paper towels

SASO GSO 1104/2016

5 Business days​

14

Toil​et paper

SASO GSO 880/2016

5 Business days​

15

Bed sheets and pillowcases 50% cotton 50% polyester

SASO 1627 1999

10 Business days​

16

Men's workwear fabrics

SASO 1629 1999

10 Business days​

17

Cotton lantern towels

SASO 1625 1999​

5 Business days​

18

Prayer rugs

SASO 1617 1999

5 Business days​

19

Black headband (eiqal)

SASO 1175 1998

5 Business days​

20

Fabrics for women's gowns and veils (Abaya)​

SASO 2137 2003

5 Business days​

21

Polyester-cotton (65/35)

SASO 384 /1996

5 Business days​

22

Men's socks

SASO 2636 /2006

5 Business days​

23

Silk fabric

SASO 784/1994

5 Business days​

24

Men's underwear cotton (knitwear)

SASO 1169/1998

5 Business days​

25

Plain woven fabric blended 5​5% has 45% wool ester

SASO 1196/1998

5 Business days​

26

Textiles - woven fabrics - cutting length measurement

1998/1009/ ISO/SASO

5 Business days​

27

Goat-hair tent fabrics (buyut alshaer)

2006/2653/ ISO /SASO

10 Business days​​

28

Textiles - designation of twisting in a single spun yarn

SASO/ISO/17202/2007

5 Business days​​​

29

Textiles - designation of twisting in a single spun yarn

SASO /ISO /1-7211/2006

5 Business days​

30

Woven polyester fabric for men's​ clothing

SASO /ISO/1934/2001

5 Business days​

31

Polyester thread for sewing

SASO /ISO /2390/2005

5 Business days​

32

Textiles - Determines the permeability of fabrics to air

SASO /ISO / 2733/2007

5 Business days​​

33

Car upholstery fabric for car seats

SASO 561/1994

5 Business days​​

34

Cotton thread for knitting​

SASO 153/1995

5 Business days​​

35

Shemagh made of wool and shemagh made of mixed wool

SASO 2275/2004

5 Business days​

36

Denim Cotton Fabric (Jeans)

SASO ASTM D6554/2010

5 Business days​

37

Woven and knitted upholstery fabrics for home use

SASO 1171/1996​

5 Business days​

38

Men's white head cover (ghutra)

SASO 394/2004

5 Business days​​

39

Wool blankets

SASO 559 /1989

5 Business days​​

40

Synthetic g​rass

SASO-EN-15330-1/2007

5 Business days​

41

Polypropylene bags for agricultural products​

SASO 1830/2010

5 Business days​

42

Bathrobe and Pajamas

ASTM D 7021

5 Business days​

43

Curtains

SASO ASTM D3691/2010

5 Business days​​

44​

Handbags

SANS 1298:2015​

5 Business days​

​​​​
​Plastic Products Unit

45

Plastics piping systems for water supply and for buried and aboveground

drainage and sewerage under pressure - Unplasticized poly

(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) – Pipes and fitting.​

SASO ISO 1452 – 1,2,3,5,7

43​ Business day​s

46

Plastics piping systems - Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings for water supply - Pipes and fitting

SASO ISO 4427 – 1,2,3,5,7

43​ Business day​s

47

Plastics piping systems for hot and cold water installations -

Polypropylene (PP) - Pipes and fitting

SASO ISO 15874 – 1,2,3,5,7

43​ Business day​s

48

Plastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high

temperature) inside buildings - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride)

(PVC-U)

SASO ISO 3633


30 Business day​s

49

Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and

sewerage -- Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)

SASO ISO 4435

43​ Business day​s

50

Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe,

Schedules 40 and 80 .​​

ASTM F441

43 Business day​s

51

Disposable Plastic Tableware (plates, cups, spoons, forks, cutlery, etc).

SASO 2888

3 Business day​s​

52

Refuse sacks made from polyethylene

SASO 1945

8 Business day​s​

53

DISPOSABLE TABLE COVERS MADE FROM POLYETHYLENE

SASO 2887

5 Business day​s

54

low density polyethylene film intended for

use in food packing applications

SASO 2845

15 Business day​s

55

Tableware made from melamine plastics((cups, glasses and plates of various types).

SASO 671

10​ Business day​s

56

Food packages - plastic packeges - general requirements

GSO 1863

3 Business day​s

57

Polyethylene bags for food packaging application

SASO 1742

20 Business day​s

58

oxo-degradable plastics

B.D-156-16-03-03 .

2 Business day​s

59

Degradable Plastic Products​​

SASO 2879

45 Business day​s​

60

Refillable Drinking Water Bottles Made of Polycarbonate

SASO 2914

20 Business day​s

61

Single-Use Drinking Water bottles Made of Polyethylene Terephthalate

SASO 2899

20 Business day​s​

62

Rotational molded Polyethylene Water Storage Tanks

SASO GSO 1831

25​ Business day​s
Children Toys Unit

63

Children Toys Unit

EN-71

30 Business days​

Insulation Products Unit

64

Polystyrene products

SASO ASTEM C 578

18 Business day​s

65

Polyurethane products and isocyanates

SASO GSO BS 4841​

10 Business day​s

66

Rock wool and glass wool

SASO GSO EN 13162

15 Business day​s​

67

Vehicle windows adhesive films

SASO 2912

5 Business day​s

68

Ceramic fibers

SASO ISO 10635

5 Business days​

69

U VALUE test

SASO 2856

28 Business days​

70

Glass tests

EN 1026, EN 1027, EN 12211- SASO ASTM E 2269 SASO ISO 20492-1, SASO GSO ASTM E2190,- IS​O 29584 - EN 14179-1 - SASO ISO 10292 - SASO ISO 9050, -

10-40 Business days​


 

 


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