Product and process analysis and control

Style and elegance are not the only aspects that define a high quality product. For this reason Caravel S.p.A. introduced in its own firm an internal laboratory aimed to control the quality of its articles testing the main structural characteristics of its leather (strength, softness, water-repellent capacity, breathability etc.) as well as evaluating and improving the various production processes. The laboratory is equipped with all the modern tools required.

Tools available

  • Veslic (used for rubbing)
  • Digital Thickness Gauge
  • Dynamometer (measurement tool used to test the tear and tensile strength and adhesion of the finish)
  • Fleximeter
  • Martindale Abrasion (to measure resistance to abrasion)
  • Lastometro (to measure the stretching and tensile strength of the skin’s grain)
  • Suntest (to measure the way the color holds up under artificial light)
  • Climate Chamber (for accelerated aging tests by means of heat and humidity)
  • Spray Test (to test resistance to surface wetting)
  • IR spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer spectrum one)
  • Spectrophotometer UV / VIS (Perkin Elmer Lamda 35)
  • pH-meter (Mettler Toledo)