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  • 1) Performs standardized laboratory tests to verify chemical characteristics or composition of textile fibers, yarns, and products, and materials used in processing textiles: Tests oil and soap products to determine fitness for use in cloth and yarn finishing processes.

  • 2) Tests dyed goods for stripping.

  • 3) Tests greige goods to determine if goods are of specified quality for dyeing, printing, and finishing.

  • 4) Verifies dye formulas used to develop or match colors by dyeing samples of cloth, yarn or textile fibers, and determines fastness of dyes, using laboratory equipment.

  • 5) Tests raw stock for moisture content with meter-equipped probe.

  • 6) Verifies efficiency of scouring process by testing wool samples to determine percentage of natural greases removed, using scales, solvents, and ovens.

  • 7) Measures tear strength and wet and dry tensile strength, using tensile-testing equipment.

  • 8) Determines color value by subjecting material to lights.

  • 9) Visually inspects yarns and finished material.

  • 10) May classify finished product according to quality and estimate amount of mending required.




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