Our Laboratory

OUR LABORATORY

Italian Converter has an internal lab led by our team of industry experts that is entirely dedicated to testing and analysis in full compliance with current ISO standards.

Every day we devote a large portion of our time to laboratory research, constantly improving our products, testing items and creating new fabrics.

research

Thanks to our constant research into new materials and machinery, we have designed and developed a unique processing technique, BISTRETCH, which allows us to create revolutionary fabrics which are elastic on both sides, especially resistant and difficult to imitate.

Italian Converter is also a member of SATRA: the internationally-recognized Independent Authority for Research and Experimentation for Footwear and Leather Goods – UK 1919 -.

EUROPEAN CERTIFICATIONS

Italian Converter guarantees that each article is made in full compliance with current REACH regulations: a declaration under EC Regulation No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Some non-European countries require specific guarantees to verify the absence of additional substances before importing goods in their countries.
That’ s why we created our RSL (restricting substance list), which we use to also ask our external suppliers and collaborators to comply with additional parameters beyond those guaranteed by REACH.

THE BENEFITS OF AN INTERNAL LABORATORY

We are quick to recognize the characteristics of each item, and can easily earmark each product for its perfect end-use according to the results of each test.

We can intervene by making tailor-made samples for each customer’s need, incredibly quickly.
We can work on different thicknesses, created to fit the material’s end-use.

THE BENEFITS OF AN INTERNAL LABORATORY

We are quick to recognize the characteristics of each item, and can easily earmark each product for its perfect end-use according to the results of each test.

We can intervene by making tailor-made samples for each customer’s need, incredibly quickly.
We can work on different thicknesses, created to fit the material’s end-use.

SOME OF OUR TESTS

BALLY, MARTINDALE, FLEXOMETER
Material tests at room temperature and below 0°
DYNAMOMETER
Coating tests to find materials’ breaking, elongation, tearing and adhesion load
MARTINDALE ABRASION TEST
Assessment of a material’s resistance to abrasion
SPRAY TEST
Material water-proof tests
BREAKING STRENGTH
On wefts and warps
CROCKMETER
Tests to check the retention of colour after rubbing
XENO TEST
Light fastness tests
BALLY FLEXING TEST
Measurement of a material’s resistance to bending with temperatures from -5° to -20°
BREAKING LENGTH
On wefts and warps
TEAR RESISTANCE
On wefts and warps

WE TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET

All of our efforts, starting with our production cycle, are aimed at constantly dedicating ourselves to the production of safe products with as positive an environmental impact as possible.

WE TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET

All of our efforts, starting with our production cycle, are aimed at constantly dedicating ourselves to the production of safe products with as positive an environmental impact as possible.