Kodak turns its attention to textiles with new Textile Test Facility

Kodak has opened its new Textile Test Facility which it says will provide a comprehensive range of testing services to textile developers, manufacturers and academic institutions to assess specific properties and performance attributes of fabrics.

The facility leverages Kodak’s infrastructure and expertise in advanced materials and chemicals and is an extension of the company’s recent initiative in manufacturing light-blocking fabrics under the KODALUX brand name.

The facility is located in the company’s Eastman Business Park in New York, US.

The new testing facility is also ISO certified for providing NFPA 701 Fire Retardancy Testing for textile products. In addition, it will provide testing for colour fastness, light blocking or room darkening, tensile and tear testing, stiffness testing for objective characterisation of hand/drape properties and abrasion testing.

Testing procedures are based on established ASTM and or AATCC methodologies.

“Our new service makes it easy for customers in the textile industry to access most sophisticated fabric testing procedures,” Kodak chief technical officer and senior vice-president of advanced materials and chemicals Terry Taber said.

“Customers can rely on Kodak for the highest quality testing to help them meet the most exacting standards. Looking forward, we are committed to expanding the scope of this initiative with additional test resources to meet customer needs.”

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