Silk Purity Testing

Silk Purity Testing

The purity of silk can be easily ascertained by a simple Flame Test. Take out a few threads of the fabric and burn them from their ends. The threads burn differently for different fabrics as stated below.


Burns slowly leaving a black residue which crumbles easily with fingers, giving burnt hair smell


Burns continuously with paper burning smell, Rayon leaving white ash


Burns fast and melts like plastic, forming Polyester hard uncrushable beads

For a more comprehensive silk purity test, you can walk into one of the Consumer Silk Testing Centres. For a nominal testing fee, get your silk products tested for purity in minutes and get a test report.

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