Providing quality means performing strict production controls and laboratory tests during the design process. For this reason, COFRA has its own complete laboratory where the performance of materials and finished products can be studied. COFRA laboratory has the latest equipment for physical-mechanical characterisation of textile products in conformity with national and international standards, such as tear, traction, abrasion, resistance of seams. The equipment also allows to verify the cycles of maintenance of garments and to estimate the colour fastness and dimensional stability. COFRA provides technical sheets for all its workwear with full transparency, containing laboratory results performed by authoritative bodies, and guarantees the quality of products shipped every day to its customers.
The maintenance of the same colour tone during production process is important and it is controlled by IT – scientific equipment and not by naked eye similarities, also to identify corrective actions to be made during dyeing phases.
RESISTANCE TO RIGHT WASHING CONDITIONS
Colours, performances and shrinkages have to be maintained also after repeated washings. Garments are lab tested at different temperatures in washing machine and for possible suitability for tumble dryer to identify and grant right maintenance conditions.
RESISTANCE ANALYSIS AGAINST ANY FORM OF WEAR AND TEAR
Workwear, above all, has to be resistant. Fabrics have to be resistant both vertically and horizontally, but also have to grant goods results against abrasions, perforations and tears. Also seams (single, double or triple stitch) and the structure of all parts of the garment have to remain unchanged over time.
Stress (tension) - Tear - Resistance of seams
Rubbing on abrasive paper