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ATI Corporation (Advanced Testing Instruments) : Advanced Testing Instruments Corporation provides the North American market with state-of-the-art laboratory and on-line testing machinery, as well as spare parts and consumables for all product lines. The ATI Technical Department performs and schedules calibrations and service for all instruments. Their products include testing equipment for air permeability, water resistance, tearing strength, abrasion, tensile strength, corrosion, light & weathering fastness, color fastness, color matching, compression, package integrity, as well as basic laboratory equipment.
Satra Technology Centre : they supply a corckmeter; this instrument is used to determine the degree of color which can be transferred from the surface of the colored materials to other surfaces by rubbing. Typical examples of color transfer are handbags to clothing and shoes to trousers. The machine takes its name from the term "crocking" meaning the transfer of coloring matter from a test sample to a wet or dry cloth rubbed against it. A grey scale is included in the package. Standard cloth (cotton lawn) is available for use with this test, ref. STD 422CL. (Relevant test methods: SATRA TM167; BS1006: x12; M&S C8; AATCC METHOD 8)