Textile Metrology

Textile Metrology Lab., National Institute for Standards (TML-NIS) was established to be the National Textile Laboratory of Egypt.

It can be considered as a pivot reference lab for all interested quality control and inspection parties in textile and its allied industries. Actually, the TML lab satisfies the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 for the textile testing activities. TML performs various tests and measurements required for human safety; hazardous and environmental impacts in textile industries (e, g. eco-label and ecotex); evaluates indoor environmental monitoring (Hospital and clean rooms, microbiological and calibration labs and sterilized areas).
TML also performs a wide range of Calibrations most of the chemical analysis equipment such as: air, liquid and gases velocity, flow meters, particulate counters.

TML calibrates FTIR using certified reference materials traceable to SI measurement system. Researches on the characterization of developed materials including nonmaterials, biomaterials and advanced materials were done. TML has many published work on textile chemistry and chemical technology, Waste water treatments, clean energy, kinetics, environmentally and healthy accepted materials.

Research Topics

  • Textile chemistry and chemical technology (finishing, printing dyeing, coating, kinetic)
  • Natural Non Fibrous BioPolymers
  • Water analysis and purification
  • Chemical metrology
  • Standard reference materials
  • Conservation of Archaeological materials
  • Color measurements
  • Detection of residual heavy elements, pesticides, harmful chemical compounds


Calibration Services

  • Liquid conductivity meter
  • Turbidity meter
  • Air velocity flow meters
  • Kjeldahl apparatus
  • Karl Fisher
  • Laminar flow
  • FTIR
  • Flame photometer
  • COD and BOD equipment
  • Crockmeters
  • Leather testing instruments
  • Textile Testing instruments
  • Safety Biological cabinets

Consultancy Services

  • Textile, carpet, yarn, wall covering (finishing, processing, dyeingwet processing)
  • Outdoor air and water pollution
  • Indoor environmental monitoring
  • Referee between different parities in textile technical and processing aspects.
  • Archeological conservation

Training Programs

  • International Publication in ISI Journals
  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Finishing, dyeing and Printing of Textiles
  • Principals of analytical chemistry for environmental analysis
  • ECO-label and Eco-Tex and uncertainty estimation for textile testing
  • Edible and industrial waste water standards for water testing labs
  • Principal of nonwoven materials
  • Atomic absorption analysis
  • Qualitative and Quantitative analysis using FTIR
  • Chromatographic Analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Carpet testing
  • Basics Textile (Mechanical, Physical and Chemical)
  • Advanced Textile (Mechanical, Physical and Chemical)


  • GC/MS
  • Atomic absorption
  • Zeta Seizer
  • Tensile Strength & elongation at break
  • Conductivity meter


  1. Ministry of defense
  2. Ministry of Health
  3. Textile companies
  4. Universities
  5. Research Centers