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Fiber and textile lab services

Ascend's textile and carpet team offers analytical lab support and collaborative forecasting capabilities.

Along with providing the physical properties of the nylon 6,6 fibers we produce, such as denier, tenacity, elongation, shrinkage, and entanglement count, our textile and carpet team offers the following types of analysis for nylon fibers and fabrics:

  • Moisture analysis
  • Viscosity analysis — relative and intrinsic
  • Elemental analysis
  • X-Ray: Br, Cu, I, Mg, Mn, P, K, Si, S, TiO2
  • ICAP: Al, Ca, Cr, Fe, Li, Ni, Zn
  • Internal and external lubricant analysis
  • Physical dye level reading using circular knitted fabric of 420-to-2,520 denier fibers
  • Dye sites analysis

In addition, Ascend's textile and carpet team can provide a more detailed investigation of the item with the following types of analysis:

  • Polymer analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Rheology
  • Microscopy
  • Surface analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Size exclusion
  • Gel permeation
  • Gas
  • Liquid
  • Ion
  • Spectroscopy — atomic  and molecular