Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Shri D.Krishnamurthy, Chairman, SITRA delivering a special address on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations held on 21st February, 2007

SITRAs Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

SITRAs Diamond Jubilee commemorative shield being released by Honble Union Minister of Textiles Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar on 22.01.2016

Latest Weaving Machines at SITRA

SITRA's latest addition of Weaving Machines

56th Joint Technological Conference

Ms Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Releasing the New Web Potral of SITRA for Yarn Quality

3. Textile Physics

The testing laboratory of Textile Physics Division comprises Fibre, Yarn and Fabric testing sections.The laboratory has received ISO/IEC17025 Accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). NABL, a Government of India body under the Department of Science and Technology, is a part of an international arrangement known as International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). With this accreditation, SITRA’s test reports are valid in all countries which are signatories to ILAC arrangement, thereby eliminating re-testing of textiles by the foreign buyers. All the fibre, yarn and fabric tests are carried out as per ASTM, BS, BIS and other international standards.

Some of the instruments available in the Textile Physics Division are:

Fiber Testing

o High Volume Instrument (HVI)
o Advanced Fibre Information System (AFIS)
o Digital Fibrograph (Length & U.R%)
o Stelometer (Strength and elongation)
o Fibre Fineness Tester
o NaOH Swelling Method (Maturity coefficient)
o Trash Analyser (Trash content)
o Trash Seperator (Microdust levels in cotton and slivers)
o Moisture Testing Oven (Moisture content and regain)
o Fibroglow (Fluorescence value of cotton)
o Fineness and Strength Tester for Man-made Fibres
o Cohesive force using Instron Tester (Inter-fibre friction)

Yarn Testing

o Uster Tester 3 & 4
o Uster Tensorapid & UTR-3
o Zweigle Yarn Hairiness G565 & G566
o Uster Classimat System II & III
o Constant Tension Transport (CTT)
o Electronic Inspection Board

Fabric Testing

Instruments for testing properties such as stiffness, air permeability, abrasion resistance, tear strength, bursting strength etc.

Instruments for Micro Level Analysis:

o Image Analyser
o Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

SITRA Calibration Cotton

SITRA supplies calibration cottons for conventional fibre testing instruments such as stelometer, digital fibrograph, and fineness tester and separate cottons for HVI.