Dia-Stron offers a range of testing solutions to cover all aspects of fibre testing. Select the section of interest below to discover the best system to meet your needs.
We offer systems to assess the dimensional properties of both natural and technical fibres, for use in conjunction with mechanical deformation data. The FDAS770 (Fibre Dimensional Analysis System) is perfectly suited to fibres with an irregular cross-sectional profile, opaque in nature and >10μm in diameter. The LDS0200 (Laser Diffraction System) is designed around the diffraction […]Continue Reading
Tensile testing is one of the most widely-used across the fibre testing industry. Assessing the tensile strength of a fibre can reveal much about its potential usage and, in the haircare industry, can provide a baseline for the effect of a product exposed to it. Tensile testing of man-made, technical filaments has historically been carried […]Continue Reading
Automation has always been a central goal of Dia-Stron. Allowing for a system to be automated eliminates the need for constant manual reloading and requires fewer hands-on staff to continually monitor the system. The ALS1500 is an automated loading platform that allows for increased throughput of other Dia-Stron modular systems, streamlining the process for maximum […]Continue Reading
Torsion can be a valuable measurement to evaluate cuticle integrity and damage to the hair. The cuticle layers of the fibre contribute more to the fibre torsional stiffness than tensile and bending deformations, making this a valuable assessment if you wish to study cuticle damage. Our FTT950 systems allows torsion force, torsion/shear modulus (with dimensional data), […]Continue Reading
Bending can be conducted on single hair and other natural fibres. Single fibre bending is performed using the FBS900 Fibre Bending System. The FBS900 is a miniature fibre bending instrument suitable for both the study of natural and man-made fibres, based on the bending of a single cantilever against a stainless pin. Throughput can be […]Continue Reading
The Interfacial Shear Strength module (IFSS) is an interchangeable module for our LEX820 Extensometer, used to measure the debonding force of micro-droplets on single fibres and filaments. The IFSS measurement is based on the universally recognised micro-bond method, which evaluates the interfacial properties between matrix resins/epoxies on fibers and filaments commonly used in composite materials. The […]Continue Reading