Kodak opens new textile material test facility


Kodak announces the opening of its Textile Test Facility at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY. The facility will provide a comprehensive range of testing services to textile developers, manufacturers and academic institutions to assess specific properties and performance attributes of fabrics.The offering leverages Kodak’s infrastructure and expertise in advanced materials and chemicals and is an extension of the company’s recent initiative in manufacturing light-blocking fabrics under the KODALUX brand name.

The new textile testing facility is ISO certified for providing NFPA 701 Fire Retardancy Testing for textile products. In addition, the facility will provide testing for Color Fastness, Light Blocking or Room Darkening, Tensile and Tear Testing, Stiffness Testing for objective characterisation of hand/drape properties and Abrasion Testing. Testing procedures are based on established ASTM and or AATCC methodologies. The company’s new service makes it easy for customers in the textile industry to access most sophisticated fabric testing procedures. Customers can now rely on Kodak for the highest quality testing to help them meet the most exacting standards.