SEWING UP TEXTILE QUALITY CERTAINTY
Customers are more conscious than ever of the correlation between quality of the textiles they are buying and price. Judging by the raw material, they will deem a textile natural (e.g. cotton, silk, wool, cashmere) or synthetic (e.g.acrylics, polyamides, polyesters) and pay accordingly. Yet it is difficult to distinguish real from counterfeit with the naked eye.
Increasing demand and a dollar to be made in counterfeiting is seeing textile falsification on the rise. A synthetic fabric could feel and look comparable to silk, which is then exploited by a carpet manufacturer selling a fake product at an exaggerated price.
ACCURATE ANALYSIS WITH KROMA
Kroma represents a simple tool for this industry to rapidly test and correctly identity textiles without destroying the product. With miniaturization of near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers, manufacturers, buyers, and retailers could separate and authenticate textiles using easily understood visualizations of Kroma’s component analyses.
- Easy-to-use, mobile based NIR Spectrometer enables quality control throughout the manufacturing process.
- Makes possible rapid, accurate testing without destroying product.
- In a world where consumers will pay for quality textiles, offers increased confidence in a genuine product.