Laboratories

  1. Yarn Manufacturing

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1

Mixing Bale Opener

Rieter3/4 RSwitzerland

Cleaning/Mixing/Opening

2

Mixing Bale Opener

Rieter3/4 SSwitzerland

Cleaning/Mixing/Opening

3

Uniclean

Rieter B11Switzerland

Cleaning/ Opening

4

Uniblend

Rieter A 80Switzerland

Blending

5

Mixing Opener

RieterB3/3Switzerland

Cleaning/ Mixing/Opening

6

Condenser

RieterA20Switzerland

To collect the Material

7

Calibration Unit

RieterSwitzerland

To calibrate the required mixing

8

Uniflex

RieterB60Switzerland

Cleaning/Mixing

9

Chute feed

RieterA70Switzerland

To feed material to Card

10

Card

RieterC51Switzerland

Fiber to Fiber Separator

11

Metal Detector

RieterSwitzerland

To detect the metal particles

12

Ventilator Fan

RieterSwitzerland

To exhaust the air

13

Reiter Panel

RieterSwitzerland

To switch-on the machine

14

Drawframe

RieterRSB D35C Switzerland

Drafting/Blending/Parallelizing

15

Roving/Simplex

FA415A China

Twisting/winding/Drafting

16

Ring

EJM 168 China

To produce the Yarn

17

Auto-Cone

Schalfhrost338A Germany

Winding to make a cone

18

Two for one Twister

RifaRF321A China

Twisting/winding

19

Rotor Spinner

Rieter R40 Switzerland

To produce the yarn

20

Air Compressor

BogeGermany

To compress the air

21

Air Conditioning System

Luwa Switzerland

To maintain required air-conditioning

  1. Weaving

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1.

Terry Towel machine

Picanol800 PlusBelgium

Manufactures Towels

2.

Textile Projectile Weaving Machine

Sulzer P7150Switzerland

Manufactures different varieties of clothes

3.

Textile Rapier Weaving Machine

Sulzer G6300 Switzerland

Manufactures different varieties of clothes

4.

Jacquard Weaving Machine

Pakistan

Manufactures different varieties of clothes

5.

Dobby Weaving Machine

Pakistan

Manufactures different varieties of clothes

6.

Sectional Warping Machine

Pakistan

Used to make warp beams with sections

  1. Knitting

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1

Multicolor Single Jersey Circular Knitting Machine

TERROT S296-2 C-Series, Germany

Knitting single jersey fabrics

2

Four Color Flat knitting Machine

STOLL CMS530, Germany

Knitting sweaters with seam and seamless

3

Lab Knitter

Mesdan lab 294E, Italy

Sample knitting

4

Two-head /function Embroidery Machine

JAFA 0212-495, Germany

Embroidery

 

 

  1. Textile Chemical Processing

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

  1.  

Digital Balance

A&D, Japan

Weighing(0.001 gm to 300 gm)

  1.  

Digital Balance

A&D, Japan

Weighing(1.0 gm  to 2 Kg)

  1.  

pH – Meter

EIJKELKAMP

To check PH

  1.  

pH – Meter

Aqua pal

To check PH

  1.  

Washing Fastness  Machine

Pakistan

To perform color fastness to Washing

  1.  

Vertical Padding Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Padding

  1.  

Horizontal Padding Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Padding

  1.  

Mini Dryer

Rapid, Taiwan

Drying and Curing

  1.  

HT Dyeing Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Dyeing, Exhaust Processes

  1.  

HT Dyeing Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Dyeing, Exhaust Process

  1.  

Winch Dyeing Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Hosiery/Rope Dyeing, Exhaust Processes

  1.  

Boiler

Oshima, Taiwan

To produce steam

  1.  

Steamer

Rapid, Taiwan

Fixation/Curing

  1.  

Oscillating Dyeing Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Dyeing/ Exhaust processes

  1.  

Oscillating Dyeing Machine

Rapid, Taiwan

Dyeing/ Exhaust processes

  1.  

Oven

Binder, Germany

Drying

  1.  

Flask Shaker

Gallen Kamp, UK

To shake flasks

  1.  

Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate

Gallen Kamp, UK

Heating , stirring

  1.  

Light Fastness Tester

Pakistan

Perform color fastness to Light

  1.  

Homogenizer

VIRTIS, USA

To mix the paste

  1.  

Air Compressor

GUDE Compressor, Italy

To produce compressed air

  1.  

Ultrasonic cleaner

China

Ultrasound assisted process

  1.  

Distillation plant

FAVORIT W4L

To produce distilled water

  1.  

TDS meter

HANNA, Mauritius

Determine TDS

  1.  

Heating mantle

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Heating round flask

  1.  

Electric Iron

National, Japan

Pressing

  1.  

Automatic Mixer/Blender

Model JJ-1Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Mixing/Blending

  1.  

Automatic Mixer/Blender

Model JJ-1Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Mixing/Blending

  1.  

Digital Water Proof Multiparameter

China

Determine TDS, pH, Salinity

  1.  

Soxhlet Extraction Unit

Switzerland

Extracting the solvents

  1.  

Portable Digital PH meter

Model RP01Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Determine pH

  1.  

Portable Digital PH meter

Model RP01Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Determine pH

  1.  

Portable Digital TDS meter

Model TDS-3 Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Determine TDS

  1.  

Automatic Electric Geyser

Star, Pakistan

Heating Water

  1.  

Tumble Dryer Machine laboratory type

Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Drying & cleaning

  1.  

Water Distillation & de-ionizing unit

Model TSRO-10

To produce distilled water

  1.  

Laboratory Hydro extractor (Mini-type)

Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Used to remove excess water from fabric

  1.  

Fume Hood

USA

Exhaustion of Fumes during chemical Reaction

  1.  

Ultrasonic Cleaner

China

Ultrasound Assisted Process

  1.  

Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate

China

Heating , stirring

  1.  

Flat/Rotary Screen Printing Machine

Model  MU564Ultratech Trading company, Canada

Printing Textile fabrics

  1.  

Washing machine (top loading)

SDL Atlas

Perform Washing and cleaning

  1.  

Wascators Washing Machine

Model YG089AUltratech Trading company, Canada

Perform Washing and cleaning

  1.  

Lab. Oven

SDL Atlas

To perform drying and curing

  1.  

Ceramic hot plate

SDL Atlas

Stirrer with heating control unit

  1.  

Desiccators

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To preserve moisture sensitive items

  1.  

Perspiration Colour fastness Apparatus and Kit

SDL Atlas

Used to evaluate color fastness to perspiration

 

 

  1. Colour Measuring and Microscopy

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1

Spectrophotometer

Gretag Macbeth

Color measurement (quantitative)

2

Video Microscope

Motic

Investigation of textile materials morphologies at micro scale level

3

Refrectometer

GAMMY Industrial Corporation Taiwan

measurement of an index of refraction

4

Optical Microscope (high power)

Olympus

Investigation of textile materials morphologies at micro scale level

5

optical microscope (low power)

 

American Optical Corporation

Investigation of textile materials morphologies at micro scale level

6

Multiple Light Color Matching Box

Mesdan lab

Color measurement (qualitative)

7

Crock meter

Mesdan lab

Rubbing fastness testing of textile fabric

8

Digital Viscometer

 

Brookfield

To measure the viscosity of printing paste

9

Subtractive Color Mixing Box

 

Made by Mehran University Textile Engineering Students

Model to show subtractive color mixing

10

Additive Color Mixing Box

Made by Mehran University Textile Engineering Students

Model to show additive color mixing

11

Perspiration Color Fastness Tester

 

Made by Mehran University Textile Engineering Students

Perspiration effect measurement on textiles

12

Video MICROSCOPE WITH DIGITAL CAMERAS LX 400

Labo med U.S.A

Investigation of textile materials morphologies at micro scale level

 

  1. Garment Manufacturing 

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1

High Speed over lock Sewing machines

Gemsy GEM747F, China

Over locking, Arco, Pico

2

Double chain Stitch machine

Kansai DFB1412P, Japan

Double chain stitching

3

Post Bed upper and lower Rolling wheel and needle feed 

Yuancheng TK591, Taiwan

Stitching leather and footwear

4

Auto sewing machines

Gemsy GEM8951E3-Y, China

Sewing

5

Reliable High speed zigzag sewing machines

Super Star KM2070, Korea

Zigzag sewing

6

Round cutters

Octa

Fabric cutting

 

  1. Textile Testing and Quality Control

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1

Fibrograph

Uster 730, Switzeland

To measure span length, uniformity ratio and short fiber index

2

Micronaire

Uster 775, Switzeland

To measure fiber fineness/micronaire value of cotton

3

Stelometer

Uster 754, Switzeland

To measure bundle fiber strength and elongation

4

Electronic balance

Adam, England

Fast and accurate determination of masses

5

Comb Sorter

Shirley

For making staple diagram for determination of fiber length

6

Nep Tester

SDLAtlas F267, England

To determine neps, seed coat fragments or other impurities in short staple fibers, sliver and roving

7

Humidity Tester

Mesdan185A

To measure the moisture content in textile material

8

Sliver and Roving Drum

SDL Atlas 216A, England

To make lea for the determination of linear density of sliver and roving

9

Evenness Tester

Uster 4, Switzeland

To measure irregularities (thick/thin places, neps and hairiness) of sliver, roving and yarn.

10

Semi-automatic yarn twist tester

2530A, China

To determine the twist in the yarn

11

Multi-meter

 

To measure voltage and current

12

Wrap reel (1 meter)

SDL Atlas, England

To prepare lea for lea strength testing

13

Tensorapid

Uster 4, Switzeland

To measure tensile strength and elongation of single yarn, lea, fabric and drafting force of sliver and roving

14

Solder Iron

 

To solder the electronic components and joints

15

Yarn Tension Meter 10 and 20

Zivy

To determine tension and tension variation in running yarns

16

Duro-meter

Shore

To measure hardness

 

17

Pressure Balance

Mercer, England

To measure weight

18

Crimp Tester

 

Mesdan329A

To measure length of uncrimped yarn

19

ICI Pilling Tester

SDLAtlas M227, England

To determine surface deterioration of fabric due to pills formation

20

Martindale Pilling and Abrasion Tester

SDL Atlas M235, England

To determine pilling and abrasion resistance of kinds of textiles

21

Air Permeability Tester

SDL Atlas M012S, England

To determine resistance of the passage of air through fabric

22

Autoburst Digital

SDL Atlas M229, England

To determine bursting strength of fabric

23

Shirley Stiffness Tester

 

SDL Atlas M003B, England

To determine bending length, flexural rigidity and bending modulus of fabric

24

Multi-meter

 

To measure voltage and current

25

Crease Recovery Tester

 

Mesdan

To determine crease recovery angle of fabric

26

Spray Rating Tester

SDL Atlas M232, England

To determine the surface wetting resistance of fabric

27

Cloth Thickness Meter

Mesdan

To determine thickness of fabric

28

 

Shirley Tape line Grating

SDL Atlas, England

To determine the number yarns per cm and per inch in knitted and woven fabric

29

Analytical Balance Dial Type

Adam, England

To weigh textile materials

30

Humidifier Defencor Type

 

To humidify the laboratory

31

Hygrometer

 

To measure Humidity

32

Analytical stop watches

 

For time calculation

33

Digital stop watch

 

For time calculation

 

 

  1. Textile Composites

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

 

Composites vacuum pump with ¼turn valve and hosetail barb fitting

England

Vacuum Generation

 

Professional Resin Catch Pot & liners

England

Degassing and extra Resin catching

 

Vacuum gauge

England

Measuring the vacuum

 

Oven

 

England

Post curing the composite material

 

Other necessary materials:

  • Infusion Tube Clamp
  • Silicone Resin Infusion Connector
  • PVC Vacuum Hose
  • Vacuum Bagging Film
  • Peel-Ply
  • Resin Infusion Mesh
  • Resin feed spiral
  •  Roll Vacuum Bagging Sealant Tape
  • Breather Cloth
  • Epoxy Infusion Resin with SLOW hardener

England

Textile Composite manufacturing

 

  1. Nano-materials

 

S. No.

Equipment / Machine

Make and Model

Testing(s) / Process(es) Performed

1

Electrospinning Equipment

Har-100*12, Matsusada Co., Tokyo Japan.

High-voltage power supply (100 kV), capable of fabricating nanofibers

2

Binocular Research Microscope (with digital camera)

Labomed Lx 400

Investigation of nanomaterials morphologies at micro scale level

3

Digital Micrometer

MCD130-25, Japan

 

Measures thickness of nanofibers webs with measuring sensitivity of 1 μm

4

Digital Weighing balance

--

Precision weighing of polymers and solvents

5

Micro-pipette

10-100 μL

Precision liquid dispensing

6

Magnetic stirrer with hot plate

--

Polymer solution preparation

7

UV lamp box

UV~350nm

UV irradiation

 

Other Specialized Laboratories

- Ginning Lab (Initiative taken)

- Fibre Manufacturing Lab (Initiative taken)

- Nonwovens Lab (Initiative taken)

- Automation and Control Lab (Initiative taken)