The comfort certification issued by AITEX is based on the objective evaluation of the comfort provided by an article depending on its type and the use for which it has been designed. The certificate is applicable to any type of textile, from duvets to sportswear and children’s clothing.
Most frequent laboratory tests performed by the Institute:
-Thermal resistance (Rct) and water vapour resistance of textiles (Ret)
-Water vapour transmission of laminated fabrics
-Thermal insulation of sleeping bags- temperature range
-Thermal insulation capacity of adult and children’s clothing (thermal manikin)
-Resistance to rainwater penetration using a rain tower
-Resistance to wind penetration (wind tunnel)
-Thermal insulation of gloves (thermal hand)
-Breathability of gloves
-Thermal insulation of footwear
-Breathability of footwear
-User comfort analysis
Most important comfort equipments:
CHILDREN’S AND ADULT-SIZE THERMAL MANIKIN:
The thermal manikin allows the thermal insulation and breathability properties of clothing and sleeping bags to be measured, in order to establish the comfortable working temperature at which the tested article may be used.
We have an adult (man and woman) and a children sweating manikin.
The equipment measures the thermal insulation and breathability performance of gloves to establish at what temperature the wearer will be comfortable.
The equipment measures the thermal insulation and breathability performance of footwear.
The Institute’s high-performance wind tunnel allows us to measure and evaluate the thermal sensations experienced by a person dressed in the test article at wind speeds of up to 10 m/s.
The tunnel is used to test and study new garments designed for extreme environments in a range of conditions:
- Temperatures between -30ºC to 60ºC.
- Humidity to 90%
- Wind speeds up to 40 Km/h.
The rain tower simulates falling rain and its effect on a garment designed for foul weather. The equipment measures the waterproof performance of a garment under static conditions.
- Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®
- STeP by OEKO-TEX®
- MySTeP by OEKO-TEX®
- Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®
- ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®
- UV Standard 801
- Certificate of anti-bacterial and antifunfal capability
- Certificate of Comfort
- Certificate of individual protection
- Certificate of the Federation Inernationale de l'Automobile (FIA)