PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL TESTING AND EVALUATION OF FIBER, YARN, FABRIC AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
PTRI laboratories are equipped with sophisticated testing equipment manned by competent staff capable of undertaking different physical and chemical tests to determine levels of quality of fibers, yarns, fabrics, garments and allied products including dyes, chemicals, and auxiliaries used in textile production.
Tests are carried out in accordance with PNS standards, foreign and international standards/methods such as ISO, ASTM, AATCC, JIS, BS and IWS. Test methods supplied/specified by clients are also considered...continue reading
TEXTILE PROCESSING SERVICES
Processing evaluation for the optimum utilization of textile raw materials such as the continuous dyeing of blends of cotton/polyester fabrics; processability of locally available fiber by the local spinning system; and fabric manufacturing through handloom weaving are being done at the Institute's pilot plant. The technical assistance to handloom weavers includes the utilization of new and varied end-products for the domestic and foreign markets ... continue reading
MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND SKILLS TRAINING
Cognizant of the Industry's lack in skilled manpower, PTRI has established a system of providing technical training to the textile industry sector and allied cottage, small and medium-scale industries, entrepreneurs and the unemployed that will ensure reliable and efficient work performance, production and increase employment. The PTRI extends technical support and expert assistance on manpower and skills development programs of DOST, DTI and other government agencies for countryside development... continue reading
INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SERVICES
The Institute provides documentation and information dissemination services to textile millers, researchers, scientists, technologists, students, entrepreneurs and the general public. It has a library that contains a sizeable number of basic references, books, foreign and local journals, periodicals and ephemeral literature materials on textiles and related subjects.
TEXTILE STANDARDS FORMULATION
The Standardization activity aims to promote the national adoption of standards for locally produced textiles to protect consumer rights.
In coordination with the Bureau of Product Standards, the consumers, garment and textile sectors, PTRI is developing and formulating textile standards for implementation by all manufacturers. It maintains registry of textile related standards specifically, test methods, performance specifications, sampling, and terminologies which are for sale to interested parties.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS/VISITS/VIEWING OF EXHIBITS
As part of PTRI's efforts of building up science and technology consciousness among the citizenry, which DOST considers a vital in contributing towards the orientation of a science career specially for the younger generation, PTRI conducts guided tours to PTRI laboratory, pilot plant facilities and exhibits.