Kodak announces the opening of its Textile Test Facility which 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 offering 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 textile test facility is located in the company's Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY.
The new testing facility is ISO certified for providing NFPA 701 Fire Retardancy Testing for textile products. In addition, the facility will provide testing for Color Fastness, Light Blocking or Room Darkening, Tensile and Tear Testing, Stiffness Testing for objective characterization 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," said Terry Taber, Kodak's Chief Technical Officer and SVP, Advanced Materials & Chemicals. "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."
Inquiries and requests should be sent to Kodalux@kodak.com.
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