Footwear Testing

Our laboratories offer fault diagnosis and performance testing such as slip and skid resistance, choking hazards for children, work shoe steel toe protection, and high heel fatigue resistance, impact and attachment strength among others. Evaluating upper materials, sole materials, miscellaneous components, complete shoe and special requirements.We also provide comprehensive chemical and analytical testing services.

Thickness:-

It specifies a method for determining the thickness of leather. The method is applicable to all types of leather of any tannage. The measurement is valid for both the whole leather and a test sample. Test Method : ISO 2589

Tearing Resistance:-

It specifies a method for determining the stitch tear resistance of leather. It can be used on all leathers but is particularly suitable for leathers over 1,2 mm in thickness. Test Method : ISO 23910

Dry &Wet Rubbing:-

It specifies a method for determining the resistance of the colour of textiles of all kinds, including textile floor coverings and other pile fabrics, to rubbing off and staining other materials.Two tests may be made, one with a dry rubbing cloth and one with a wet rubbing cloth. Testing Method : ISO 105 – X12

Water Vapor Permeability:-

It specifies two test methods for assessing, respectively, the water vapour permeability and the water vapour absorption of uppers or complete upper assembly irrespective of the material, in order to assess the suitability for the end use. Test Method : ISO 17699

Fastness of the color before the light:-

It specifies a method intended for determining the effect on the colour of textiles of all kinds and in all forms to the action of an artificial light source representative of natural daylight . The method is also applicable to white  textiles. Test Method : iSO 105 – B02

Flex  Resistance:-

It specifies a test method for determining the flex resistance of rubber- or plastics‑coated fabrics in the folded condition. The test method is applicable only to products which can be clamped in the test apparatus used and to products with which the fold made in the test specimen can be caused to move back and forth along the specimen during the test. Test Method : ISO 32100

Acidity degree:-

It specifies a method for determining the pH value and the difference figure of an aqueous leather extract. It is applicable to all types of leather. Test Method : ISO 4045

Water absorption :-

It specifies a method for determining the water absorption of leather under static conditions. The method is applicable to all leather, particularly heavy leather.Test Method : ISO 2417

Foot wear size:-

It specifies a method of designation and marking of footwear size called Mondopoint, based on defined measurements of the foot that the footwear is intended to fit.Test Method : ISO 9407 

The strength of the adherence of the face to sole:-

It describes a test method for determining the resistance to separation of the upper from the outsole, for separating adjacent layers of the outsole or for causing tear failure of the upper or the sole. It also defines conditions of ageing that can be used for production control.Test Method : ISO 17708

Formaldehyde:-

It specifies a method for determining the amount of free formaldehyde and formaldehyde extracted partly through hydrolysis by means of a water extraction method. The method can be applied to the testing of textile samples in any form.Test Method : ISO 14184-1

Azo aryl amines:-

It describes a method to detect the use of certain azo colorants that may not be used in the manufacture or treatment of certain commodities made of textile fibres and that are accessible to reducing agent with and without extraction.Test Method :ISO 14362 : 1

Callosity:-

It specifies two methods of test for the determination of the density of solid vulcanized and thermoplastic rubbers.Such determinations are of importance in the control of the quality of a rubber compound and in the calculation of the mass of rubber required to produce a given volume of material.Test Method iSO 2781

Callosity shore A:-

It specifies a method for determining the indentation hardness (Shore hardness) of vulcanized or thermoplastic rubber by means of durometers using the A scale for rubbers in the normal-hardness range; the D scale for rubbers in the high-hardness range; the AO scale for rubbers in the low-hardness range and for cellular rubbers; and the AM scale for thin rubber test pieces in the normal-hardness range.Test Method : iSO 48-4

Flex resistance without crack:-

It specifies a method of test intended for use in comparing the resistance of vulcanized or thermoplastic rubbers to the formation and growth of cracks, when subjected to repeated flexing on the De Mattia type machine. For determination of crack growth, an artificial cut is made in the test piece to initiate cut growth.Test Method : ISO 132

Slip Resistance:-

It specifies a method of test for the slip resistance of PPE footwear. It is not applicable to special purpose footwear containing spikes, metal studs or similar.Test Method : ISO 13287

Hard Metal:-

  • Nickel Release
  • Arsenic
  • Antimony
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Selenium
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Copper