Our laboratory services have a broad range of testing/inspection services spanning from not only textiles (staple, filament & spun yarns, woven & knitted fabrics, and finished products), but also leathers, rubbers, chemical products, paper items and other industrial supplies, followed by their certification required.
Also included in this service categories are performance evaluation of functional materials (antibacterial, photocatalyst, deodorant, etc.) as well as a variety of analytical tests with regard to the environmental problems.
KAKEN is a testing organization assessed and accredited by JNLA based on ISO/IEC 17025.
KAKEN has also acquired the ISO 9001:2000 certification.
As a testing organization designated and/or accredited by government agencies and various associations and highly reputed internationally, KAKEN has now actively engaged in promoting technical exchanges and cooperation with noted overseas counterparts.
Furthermore, we set up our own testing laboratories overseas.
As a general incorporated foundation, KAKEN is a third-party testing organization for procurement of government agencies and general commercial transactions.
In addition to garments and textile goods, KAKEN's testing services stretch over apparel ornaments and accessories, consumer commodities, industrial materials and even including advanced technology fields, along with technical advisory services, as required according to product applications.
Testing of outsole peel strength, outsole flexure and abrasion resistances, vamp peel strength, instep strap pullout resistance, heel set strength, bending strength, water resistance, etc.
Leak test and various performances testing, including for rib strength, rib bending strength, rod tensile and bending strengths, fabric water resistance and repellency, analysis of metal plating, corrosion resistance, etc.
Testing of tensile strength, thickness and permeability of geotextiles, measurements of VOC and formaldehyde emissions, cone calorimetric testing, etc.
Testing of shock absorption, traction, sole sliding property, etc. Testing for vertical rebound height, rolling distance and bouncing speed of balls, etc.
Testing of handle tensile strength, seaming resistance, drop impact strength of suitcases, caster travel motion and shock-resistant travel motion, color fastness, etc.
Metal component analysis of accessories, color fastness test and appearance inspection of belts, purses, wallets and other small articles, etc.
Safety, functionality, durability and other necessary tests for interior goods and furniture, etc.
Also available are various characteristic tests that will define your newly developed products as well as testing for general commercial transactions.
4-4-20 Hongoku-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021, Japan
4-5-37 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021, Japan
2-5-19 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Osaka 550-0002, Japan
|Name||KAKEN TEST CENTER General Incorporated Foundation. (abbreviation: KAKEN)|
|Establishment||December 15, 1948|
|Offices||Head Office||(Mitsui Annex No.2) 4-4-20, Hongokucho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021|
|Domestic||Harajuku, Meguro, Horidome, Kawaguchi, Nagoya, Ichinomiya, Fukui, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuyama|
|Overseas Branch & Group companies||KAKEN HONG KONG,
PT. KAKEN INDONESIA,
KAKEN Ltd. (Inspection/Needle detection, Logistics processing)
|Affiliated Institutes||KOTITI Testing & Research Institute［Seoul］,
Bangladesh Dhaka (KOTITI) ,
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services（BVCPS VIETNAM、TAIWAN）,
OMIC Consumer Products Inspection & Testing Co.,Ltd.（OMIC COPIT）［Bangkok］
|Number of Staff||abt. 500|
|Services||Testing & certification of supplies to government and municipal offices, public-service corporations.
Testing & certification of supplies to department stores, large volume chain stores, and mail-order companies.
Testing & certification for general commercial transactions.
Testing & certification of automobile's and aircraft's interiors, geotextiles, and other industrial materials.
Testing & certification of natural leathers, synthetic leathers, and apparel accessories.
Performance analytical testing of finishing agents and detergents, etc.
Testing & certification based on in-house or overseas standards, etc., specified by clients.
Testing & certification of the performance of new products, or newly developed products.
Testing/inspection/certification based on export or import contractual terms & conditions.
Other general tests on requests.
|Government Agencies, using KAKEN as their designated testing body||Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Finance Japan
Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Ministry of Defense
National Police Agency
Prefectural Police Headquarters
Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Japan Coast Guard
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Kanagawa Prefectural Office
Yokohama City and other local communities
Japan Tobacco Company
All Electric Power Companies
Japan Agricultural Cooperation and more.
|Organizations, either accrediting or designating KAKEN||Japan Textile Evaluation Technology Council (SEK Mark, etc.)
Consumer Product Safety Association (SG Mark Inspection for Camping Tents)
Society of Industrial technology for Antimicrobial Articles (SIAA Mark)
Japan Interior Fabric Association
Japan Chemical Fiber Association (Inspection body entrusted with Causes Analysis for Product Defects)
Japan Environment Association, Eco-mark Secretariat
International Down & Fiber Bureau
Japan Fire Retardant Association
Cashmere & Camel Manufacturers Institute
International Hockey Federation (Artificial Grass Hockey Field)
Japan Hockey Association
Japan Football Association
Interior Fabric Performance Evaluation Council
Japan Far Infrared Rays Association
Membrane Structures Association of Japan
Japan Down Products Cooperative Association and more.
KAKEN TEST CENTER General Incorporated Foundation (abbreviated "KAKEN"), Japan Synthetic Textile Inspection Institute Foundation as its predecessor, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 1948 (at present, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) has been established with the authorization.
By the subsequent public interest corporation reformation, it shifted to "General Incorporated Foundation" from "Foundation" and also changed the name into "KAKEN TEST CENTER" from "Japan Synthetic Textile Inspection Institution" on April 1, 2011.
More than 20 years from its establishment, while mainly engaged in the export inspection of a chemical fiber and a synthetic fiber, and a domestic demand inspection, it strove for introduction of overseas examination and test technology, and has contributed to development of the textile industry of our country, such activities as drawing up and updating of fiber relation JIS standards.
From the around 1970, started to apparel textile related examination business in earnest, and subsequent early in the 1980s, tackled each inspection / inspection business as imported clothing, is expanded steadily. The status is gradually established also about the overseas operations which made a foray from the mid-1980s.
Now, focusing on examination business, such as domestic distribution or an import, it is continuing the steady pace aiming at the third-party testing body of an international level and more global.
|Dec. 1948||Established and authorized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (at present Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry hereinafter referred to as METI).|
|Jun. 1953||Registered with Ministry of International Trade and Industry (at present METI) under the Export Commodities Control Law.|
|Feb. 1958||Designated by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (at present METI) under the Export Inspection Law.|
|Aug. 1988, Nov. 1988||Launch of laboratory testing services in Korea and Hong Kong, followed by Shanghai, various places in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, thereafter.|
|Mar. 1998||Granted with the ISO 9002 Certification (Tokyo and Osaka Laboratories) (switched to ISO9001 in 2003).|
|Dec. 1998||Assessed and accredited by JNLA based on Guide 25 (Tokyo Laboratory) (switched to ISO/IEC 17025 in 2000). All other Laboratories located in Japan were accredited under the same system thereafter.|
|May. 2007||Assessed and accredited by CNAS based on ISO/IEC 17025 (Shanghai Laboratory).|
|May. 2008||Granted with CMA Certification (Shanghai Laboratory).|
|Apr. 2011||Changed the name of "Japan Synthetic Textile Inspection Institute Foundation" to "KAKEN TEST CENTER General Incorporated Foundation".|