The Fabric Analysis Laboratory has a talented staff adept at analyzing fiber, yarn and fabric defects. They have numerous tools and resources at their disposal to aid in this very challenging type of analysis.

Please contact Leslie Berryhill Taft to discuss
your fabric and defect analysis needs.
704-825-6293 or

Services Offered

  • Cross Section 
    Yarn and fiber identification and analysis per cross section.
  • Defect Analysis Sample Exam 
    Visual analysis and defect determination
  • Fabric Construction 
    Visual determination of weave process.
  • Filament Count 
    Determine filament count
  • Knit Extension 
    Measures the tightness and looseness of a yarn within a knitted fabric.
  • Plastic Replica 
    Determines if defects in a fabric such as streaks and barre are caused by physical or dye defects.
  • Pressure Level 
    Supplemental dye lab procedure for defect determination.
  • Sample Prep 
    Separate normal and defect for woven and knit
  • Scrim Analysis 
    Analysis comparison of one fiber component to the other in an intimate blend.
  • Short length yarn denier from fabric 
    This method covers the determination of the yarn taken from any textile fabrics in which the yarns are intact and can be removed in measurable lengths. Because this method is based in short length specimens, the results should only be considered as approximations of the yarn number.
  • Staple Length from fabric
    This method covers the determination of average staple length and staple length distribution of both manufactured and natural fibers by manually measuring single fiber length.
  • Twist per inch (from fabric) 
    This test determines the amount and direction of twist at the completion of any stage of twisting in single (spun or filament) yarns taken from fabrics.
  • Unravel Warp Knit
    Fabric deconstruction, usually for further analysis.
  • Weave Extension =
    Measures the tightness and looseness of a yarn within a woven fabric.

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