In a world where the Textile industry is quickly evolving and new technologies in natural and synthetic fibers and finishes are born everyday, Chem-Bac Laboratories provides the analytical testing to ensure your company stays ahead of the curve.
Using techniques that involve separation, identification and quantification, our laboratory staff is qualified with the expertise and equipment to handle the challenges that come with all stages of textile production. From the initial research and development phase to the post-production specification testing, our proven methods will provide answers that will save you time and money.
Our capabilities include:
General (Percent Moisture, Loss on Drying, Percent Ash, pH)
Extractable Matter Investigations – Determine percent extractables and identify if necessary. Includes, Water, Alcohol, and Organic Solvents.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)–Investigate Glass Transition, Melting Behavior, Reaction Enthalpies, and Influence of Fillers.
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)–Composition Analysis, Thermal Stability and Evaporation Behavior.
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy – Ideal for finish or extractable matter identification.
Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectroscopy w/Headspace– Detection and identification of residual solvents or VOCs within fabric.
Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emissions Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)–Inorganic Fillers, Trace Heavy Metal Testing, Contaminant Analysis, and Antimicrobial (Silver and Zinc) Loading.
Fourier Transform Infrared – Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectroscopy – Fiber Identifications, Finish identifications, Detection of Contaminants, Blend Analyses.
For a versatile and comprehensive testing call 704-394-6381
Chem-Bac is a full service testing laboratory that has been in business for over 50 years. Our Equipment, Testing Capabilities and Applications include: AOAC, AATCC, EPA, USP/NF, ASTM, ACS, and NIOSH Methods. Chem-Bac is one of the most versatile and comprehensive testing laboratories in the southeast.