Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. (Unit Sarla Fabrics)



Total Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

A huge investment in our sophisticated, ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 compliant world-class testing lab is the reflection of Sarla�s commitment, confidence as well as philosophy towards maintaining global standards. Passionate Quality Management has endeared Sarla Fabric to its highly demanding customers. We have empowered ourselves with one of the finest in-house textile testing laboratories in India, equipped with the world�s best testing equipment from Datacolour, Macbeth, Mathis etc. Right from the inputs like yarn, dyestuffs and chemicals, every batch of fabric is tested for weaving and processing standards, colour fastness under different conditions, strength, consistency, and all pre-defined parameters of our own and of course, our customers. Our Lab / color matching is approved by Target , Walmart & GAP.

Quality Lab

Equipment necessary to ensure basic parameters of fabrics is available in the in-house laboratory. Our technically-qualified and competent quality control personnel make sure that international quality standards and norms are rigorously adhered to.

List of Machines in Lab

Physical Testing
  • Tensile Strength Tester
  • Fabric Thickness Gauge
  • Crease Recovery Angle Tester
  • Beasley Balance
  • Pilling tester
  • Thread count for reed/pick
  • Projection microscope
  • Martindale abrasion tester
  • Crock-o- meter
  • MBTL Light fastness tester
  • Tear strength tester
  • Perspiro meter
  • Sublimation fastness tester
  • Digital incubator
  • Twist tester
  • Wrap reel
IFB front-loaded washing machine for shrinkage

Testings Carried out in Laboratory

The following tests are performed at various stages to ensure that the finished product conforms to specifications. Physical Section
  • Fiber Identification
  • Blend Percentage
  • Maturity of Cotton
  • Yarn twist
  • Yarn count
  • Fabric construction
  • Color fastness
  • Dimensional stability

  • Strength
  • Fabric serviceability
  • Other
Fabric Construction
A) Reed/pick
C) Yarn twist
E) Glm/gsm

B) Yarn count
D) Fabric width
F) Fabric gauge
A) Tear strength � ASTM method

B) Tensile strength � ASTM method
Color Fastness
A) Washing fastness � AATCC method
C) Sublimation fastness � AATCC method
E) Light fastness � AATCC method
G) Sea water fastness � AATCC method

B) Fastness to crocking � AATCC method
D) Perspiration fastness � AATCC method
F) Chlorine fastness � AATCC method
H) Fastness to solvent � AATCC method
Fabric serviceability
A) Fabric drape � ASTM method
C) Pilling property � ASTM method
E) Abrasion resistance � ASTM method

B) Crease recovery angle � ASTM method
D) Fabric shrinkage � ASTM method
F) Seam strength and seam slippage � ASTM method
Dimensional stability
A) Shrinkage
C) Skew percentage

B) Skew rotation
A) Fabric pH
C) Size content of fabric (pva and starch)
E) Peroxide content
G) Hydrocellulose and oxycellulose content
I) Iron content

B) Fabric absorbency
D) Tint value
F) Boil of width of grey
H) Barium activity number
Chemical Section
    Chemical and auxiliaries
  • Percentage purity
  • Moisture content
  • Solid content
  • pH of the solution
  • Viscosity
  • Ionic nature
  • Compatibility
  • Stability (ph, temperature, time)
  • Nature of impurities
  • Performance test
  • Density of the solution
  • Calorific value
Dyes and pigments
  • Performance test
  • Stability

  • Ph
  • Chemical oxygen demand (c.o.d.)
  • Hardness
  • Chloride content
  • Sulfate ion content
  • Total dissolve solid (T.D.S.)
  • Total suspended solids (T.S.S.)
Process control checks
  • Pick-up of each padder
  • Caustic pick-up of mercerizes
  • Dye and chemical ratio of cold pad batch machine
  • Quality of silicate solution
  • Efficiency of IR dryer
  • In process trouble shooting
Computer color matching section
  • In coming dyes, pigment and related auxiliaries testing.
  • Recipe prediction
  • Shade comparison
  • Color solution dispensing