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Color fastness test on dyed yarn fabric

Color fastness test on dyed yarn fabrics by the Quality Control BlogThe color fastness test is one of the most popular, in the textile industry, during a first article inspection, production inspection or pre-shipment inspection. However, for the color fastness test on dyed yarn fabric, the process should be different. It is recommended it to be performed at an earlier stage. What is a color fastness test? How does the dying of yarn fabric work? When should the color fastness test on dyed yarn fabric be performed? Continue reading

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Reasons why goods should be inspected at the subcontractor’s site

Why goods should be inspected at the subcontractor by the Quality Control BlogUsually visits at subcontractors’ sites are denied by suppliers. There are many reasons behind that, that were explained in a previous article. This situation should be avoided as much as possible or the buyer should take into account the possibility of risks and the direct consequences that may result. What are the reasons why goods should be inspected at the subcontractor’s site? Continue reading

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Factory role during an inspection

Factory role during an inspection by the Quality Control BlogThe inspection day for a Quality Inspector is normally very long however, the time spent in the factory is limited: 4 hours on average. It is a sufficient amount of time to perform the inspection only if it has been subject to adequate preparation by both the inspector and the factory. What is the factory role during an inspection? Continue reading

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Risks of inspecting several products in one inspection

Risks of inspecting several products in one inspection by the Quality Control BlogThere are fixed costs associated with product inspection services, which can represent a small or high percentage of the value of the goods. To effectively reduce this percentage to meet the minimum, particularly for multiple product orders, it is common practice to request a bulked inspection. What are the risks involved in inspecting several products in one inspection? Continue reading

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Quality of ceramic products: grade A, B, C

Ceramic products quality- grade A, AB, C by the Quality Control BlogThe quality of ceramic products is difficult to gauge because there will almost certainly be defects. The main reason behind this is that it is a natural material and due to the delicate nature of it, all of the production involves handcrafting. However, it is imperative to clearly explain, to the supplier, the kind of ceramic products quality required. To do so, the buyer should take into account two points: the material’s conformity to standards and both its requirements and standards of cosmetics. Continue reading

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Difference between major and minor scratch marks

Difference between major and minor scratch marks by the Quality Control BlogThe overall appearance of a product is an important criteria in the purchasing decision. For hardline, electronics or electrical products, one of the most common defects identified during inspection are scratches. Some are obvious and others more discreet; therefore, during an inspection, the QC will classify each one of them, making the difference between major and minor scratch marks. When can scratch marks appear? How do we go about classifying this defect? Continue reading

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The importance of instruction manuals for inspections

Importance of instruction manual for inspection by the Quality Control BlogThe instruction manual is one of the most important details provided to the customer. Its sole purpose is to ensure the proper use of the product sold. A clear artwork should be provided to the supplier at the time of the purchase order. Additionnaly, that same artwork should be sent to the third party inspection company. The instruction manuals for inspections are compulsory but are not enough. Why? What else is needed? Continue reading

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Container loading supervision quantity check

Container loading supervision quantity checkContainer loading supervision is a service offered by most official third party inspection companies. It occurs at the very last stage of the production process, when all of the goods are produced, packed in the master cartons and ready to be delivered to the customer freight forwarder. What is the purpose of container loading supervision? How does the container loading supervision quantity check work? Continue reading

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Reliability of the tension test for toys

Reliability of tension test for toys by the Quality Control BlogToys are one of the most complex and risky products to import and to sell. There are plenty of tests to perform in order to protect children from any situation that could put their life in danger or seriously injure them. The tension test for toys is part of the EN 71 regulation. It is one of the most commonly performed test during a product inspection and at a laboratory. How reliable are those tests? Is one better than the other? Continue reading