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 Laboratory of General Materials and Textiles

      The laboratory of general materials and textiles is one of SASO's laboratories, which are equipped with the best modern technology and equipment, and staffed by a group of specialized technicians with the participation of experts from inside and outside SASO.

      The laboratory consists of four units divided by the nature of tests. Samples are distributed among these units according to the type of test prescribed in the product standard, as follows:

First: Unit of Textile Products 
      The unit of textile products conducts many tests and inspections on textile and footwear materials according to the Saudi or international standards issued in this field. The laboratory contains the latest special testing equipment in the field of textiles where the laboratory has the possibility of conducting necessary tests on all types of tissues (fabrics, clothes, yarns) and military fabrics of all kinds and forms, in addition to civilian tents, blankets as well as cotton and medical gauze. 

      The unit's achievements include conducting some studies on textiles, including a study on color fastness of "Kiswah", the cover of Ka'aba in Makkah, in addition to participating in the test of fire-resistant tents in the project of the Holy Places in Mina.

      These efforts culminated in obtaining the unit the international accreditation ISO IEC 17025: 2017 in the following tests:
  • • Textile Structure;
  • • Determination of the Number of Threads;
  • • Color Fastness to Washing;
  • • Weight per Square Meter;
  • • Color Fastness to Rubbing;
  • • Abrasion Resistance (Martindale);
  • • Dynamic Load by Disk;
  • • Determination of Bursting Strength;
  • • Determination of Tensile Strength;
  • • Tear Resistance;
  • • Determination of pH;
  • • Pilling Resistance;
  • • Tuft Withdrawal.
      The unit also includes a number of apparatus that helps ensuring products' conformity to standards:
  • • Shoe Bending Tester;
  • • Shoelaces Tester;
  • • Glue Strength Tester for Shoes;
  • • Shock Tester for Shoes;
  • • Electrical Shock Resistance Tester for Shoes;
  • • Water Vapor Permeability Device for Shoes;
  • • Shoe Flexibility Tester.
Second: Unit of Plastic Products Tests 
      The unit of plastic products conducts many tests and inspections on plastic materials according to Saudi or international standards issued in this field. The laboratory contains the latest special testing equipment in the field of plastics and polymers where the laboratory has the possibility of conducting necessary tests on all types of pipes, fittings, tableware made of plastic and melamine, and polyethylene tanks in addition to plastic films and biodegradable products.

      The unit also includes a number of apparatus that helps ensuring products' conformity to standards:
  • • Melt Mass Flow Rate;
  • • Airless Professional Line (Determination of the Resistance to Internal Pressure);
  • • Vicat;
  • • Uv/Vis Excellence;
  • • Coulometric KF Titrator;
  • • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA);
  • • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC);
  • • Microscope Camera (DS-Ri2);
  • • Tensile Instrument;
  • • Impact Instrument;
  • • Methylene Chloride Tester;
  • • D2 Detector (Biodegradable).
      These efforts culminated in obtaining the unit the international accreditation ISO IEC 17025: 2017 in the following tests:
  • • Oxidation Induction Time (OIT);
  • • Determination of the Resistance to Internal Pressure;
  • • Melt Mass Flow Rate (MFR);
  • • Longitudinal Reversion;
  • • Determination of Dimension (Outside Diameter);
  • • Determination of Dimension (Wall Thickness).

Third: Unit of Thermal Insulation Products 
        The laboratory works within the vision and direction of the Kingdom to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. It includes industrial and natural thermal insulation products which have the properties of reducing heat transfer coefficient to the required limit for walls, ceilings, windows and doors in order to reduce the leakage and transfer of heat from the outside to the inside of buildings in summer, and from the inside to the outside of buildings in winter.
The laboratory includes:       
  • • Efficiency Tests for Building Thermal Insulation Systems (Heat Transfer Coefficient) U VALUE
  • • Glass Products Tests (Safety - Quality - Efficiency)
  • • Tests for Thermal Insulation Products
      The unit also includes a number of latest advanced apparatus in the field of thermal insulation efficiency:
  • • U – Value;
  • • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient;
  • • Air – Tightness;
  • • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy;
  • • UV-VIS-NIR Spectroscopy;
  • • Heat Flow Meter;
  • • Gas Chromatography;
  • • Heat Soak Chamber;
  • • Impact Strength Tester;
  • • Shot Bag Tester;
  • • Oxygen Index;
  • • Thermal Shrinkage Tester.

Fourth: Unit of Children Toys Tests
       The unit of children toys conducts many tests and inspections on children's toys in accordance with Saudi or international standards issued in this field. The laboratory contains the latest special testing equipment in the field of children's toys.

     The unit also includes a number of apparatus that helps ensuring products' conformity to standards:
  • • Compression Head Tester;
  • • Tensile Tester for Children's Toys;
  • • Durability Tester;
  • • Impact Tester;
  • • Rattle Tester;
  • • Sound Volume Tester;
  • • Torque Meter;
  • • A Tester for the Speed of a Projectile;
  • • Sharp Edge Tester;
  • • Sharp Point Tester;
  • • 45 ° C Flammability Tester;
  • • Digital Thermometer.

List of products which are tested in the laboratory

Time Required for Inspection

Standard

Product

No.

Unit of Textile Products

5 working days

SASO 1329/1998Civilian Tent Fabrics1

10 working days

SASO 403/1989Saudi Flag2

5 working days

SASO 1516/2007
GSO 1833/2007
Baby Diapers

5 working days

SASO 997/2010
GSO 751/2010
Sanitary Pads4

5 working days

SASO 557/2004Men's Headwear (Shemagh)5

5 working days

SASO 384/1994Men's Headwear (Ghautra)6

10 working days

SASO 1167/1997Floor Cover (Rug)7

10 working days

SASO 687/1994Floor Cover (Carpet)8

10 working days

MIL –C-2115
MIL-C-44034C
MIL –C-823J
MIL-C-21815E
Military Fabrics9

5 working days

SASO 1000/2004Acrylic Blanket10

5 working days

SASO 1007/1998Ihram Clothing11

5 working days

SASO GSO 575 /2016Facial Tissues12

5 working days

SASO GSO 1104/2016Paper Towels13

5 working days

SASO GSO 880/2016Toilet Paper14

10 working days

SASO 1627 1999Bed Sheets and Pillowslip 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester15

10 working days

SASO 1629 1999Men's Workwear

16

5 working days

SASO 1625 1999Cotton Terry Towel

 17

5 working days

SASO 1617 1999Prayer Rug18

5 working days

SASO 1175 1998Black Okal

19 

5 working days

SASO 2137 2003Abaya and Tarha Fabrics20

5 working days

SASO 384 /1996Polyester and Cotton Fabric (65/ 35)21

5 working days

SASO 2636 /2006Men's Socks

22

5 working days

SASO 784/1994Silk Fabric23

5 working days

SASO 1169/1998Men's Cotton  Underwear (Tricot)

24  

5 working days

SASO 1196/1998Mixed Plain Woven Fabric 55% Polyester & 45% Wool25

5 working days

ISO/SASO/1998/1009Textiles-  Woven Fabrics - Length of Pieces Measurement26

5 working days

2653/2006/ ISO /SASOBeit Alsha'ar  Fabrics (Tents Made of Goat and Hair Cloth)27

5 working days

SASO/ISO/17202/2007Textiles- Setting the Twist of Mono Filament Yarn

  28

5 working days

SASO /ISO /1-7211/2006Textiles- Woven Fabrics- Composition-  Methods of Analysis

29  

5 working days

SASO /ISO/1934/2001Woven Polyester  Fabric of Men's Clothing30

5 working days

SASO /ISO /2390/2005Weaving Polyester Yarn

31  

5 working days

SASO /ISO / 2733/2007

Textiles - Determination of the Permeability of  Fabrics to Air32

5 working days

SASO 561/1994Car Furniture

33  

5 working days

SASO 153/1995Weaving Cotton Yarn

34  

5 working days

SASO 2275/2004Wool( Shemagh) and Mixed Wool (Shemagh)

 35 

5 working days

SASO ASTM D6554/2010Cotton Denim Fabric (Jeans)

 36 

5 working days

SASO 1171/1996Woven and Tricot Upholstery Fabrics for Home Use
37

5 working days

SASO 394/2004White Ghautra
38

5 working days

SASO 559 /1989Wool Blankets

39  

5 working days

SASO-EN-15330-1/2007Artificial Turf
40

5 working days

SASO 1830/2010
Polypropylene Bags for Agricultural Products

41

5 working days

ASTM D 7021
Bath Robes and Sleepwear Robes (Pajamas)

42  

5 working days

SASO ASTM D3691/2010Curtains

43  

5 working days

SANS 1298:2015Bags

44  

Unit of Plastic Products Tests

43 working days

SASO ISO 1452 – 1,2,3,5,7
Plastics Piping Systems for Water Supply and for Buried and Aboveground
Drainage and Sewerage under Pressure - Unplasticized Poly
(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC-U) – Pipes and Fitting.

45

43 working days

SASO ISO 4427 – 1,2,3,5,7

Plastics Piping Systems - Polyethylene (PE) Pipes and Fittings for Water Supply - Pipes and Fitting

46

43 working days

SASO ISO 15874 – 1,2,3,5,7
Plastics Piping Systems for Hot and Cold Water Installations -
Polypropylene (PP) - Pipes and Fitting
47

30 working days

SASO ISO 3633
Plastics Piping Systems for Soil and Waste Discharge (Low and High
Temperature) inside Buildings - Unplasticized Poly(Vinyl Chloride)
(PVC-U)

48

43 working days

SASO ISO 4435
Plastics Piping Systems for Non-pressure Underground Drainage and
Sewerage -- Unplasticized Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC-U)

49

43 working days

ASTM F441
Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe,
Schedules 40 and 80

50

3 working days

SASO 2888
Disposable Plastic Tableware (Plates, Cups, Spoons, Forks, Cutlery, etc.)

51

8 working days

SASO 1945Refuse Sacks Made from Polyethylene52

5 working days

SASO 2887Disposable Table Covers Made from Polyethylene53

15 working days

SASO 2845
Low Density Polyethylene Film Intended for
Use in Food Packing Applications


54

10 working days

SASO 671Tableware Made from Melamine Plastics (Cups, Glasses and Plates of Various Types).

55

6 working days

GSO 1863Food Packages - Plastic Packeges - General Requirements56

20 working days

SASO 1742Polyethylene Bags for Food Packaging Application

57

2 working days

B.D-156-16-03-03 .Oxo-degradable Plastics58

45 working days

SASO 2879Degradable Plastic Products59

20 working days

SASO 2914Refillable Drinking Water Bottles Made of Polycarbonate

60

20 working days

SASO 2899Single-Use Drinking Water bottles  Made of Polyethylene Terephthalate61

25 working days

SASO GSO 1831Rotational molded Polyethylene Water Storage Tanks

62

Unit of Children Toys Tests

30 working days

EN-71

Children's Toys

63

Unit of Thermal Insulation Products

18 working days

SASO ASTEM C 578Polystyrene Products

64

10 working days

SASO GSO BS 4841Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Products


65 

15 working days

SASO GSO EN 13162Rock Wool and Glass Wool

66

5 working days

SASO 2912

Adhesive Films for Vehicle Windows

67

5 working days

SASO ISO 10635Ceramic Fiber

68

28 working days

SASO  2856Heat Transfer Coefficient Test (U VALUE)

69

10 - 42 working days



EN 1026, EN 1027, EN 12211- SASO ASTM E 2269 SASO ISO 20492-1, SASO GSO ASTM E2190,- ISO 29584 - EN 14179-1 - SASO ISO 10292 - SASO ISO 9050, -Glass Tests

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