pH Value Testing

In chemistry, pH (Potential Hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. Pure water is neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at 25 °C (77 °F). Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline.

Tags: textile, footwear and luggage, environment

Regulations

Oeko-Tex®Standard 100

China GB 18401 National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Products

China GB/T 18885 Technical Specifications on Ecological Textiles

Environmental standards

Other related standards

Textiles shall undergo fixation, reduction and washing in its production during desizing, scouring or bleaching, dyeing (printing). These processes consume large amounts of soda ash, caustic soda, surfactants, etc. It will lead to acid or alkali residue if the laundering process is not thorough. The pH value of the textiles, determined by the pH value of the textile extract, is the technical index to control the pH value in the production process.

Either extreme of pH value in textiles (beyond the pH range that the skin can tolerate) may lead to irritation and corrosion to skin causing scytitis. It may even do damage to sweat gland and neuro systems.

C&K Testing can provide professional testing for pH value as per the requirements in different regulations, directives or standards.Please feel free to contact test@cirs-group.com or leave us a message if any question. Staffed by experienced specialists, C&K Testing can assure you of the quality and safety of your products by our professional testing services as per different standards. 

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