The testing standard for zippers differs not only from country to country but also from customer to customer. Here we will discuss on the renowned testing methods commonly accredited in the global zipper industry.
Some of the internationally acknowledged testing organisations are:
1. Intertek Testing Services (ITS)
2. TUV Rheinland (TUV)
3. Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS)
4. Municipal Testing Laboratory (MTL)
5. Oeko- Tex
ASTM in US
In the US, it is the ASTM International that forms and publishes technical standards for numerous materials, systems, services along with products.
BS in UK
In UK, the standard testing method followed is BS3084. BS system is different from ASTM. BS gives importance not only to the testing method but also the quality needs whereas ASTM emphasis only on the testing method.