Looking Forward to Quality
Quality Assurance Lab of Forward Sports was founded in 2000 by Mr. Khwaja Masood Akhtar with the mission of giving sustainable and high added value solutions in support services in finish goods testing of soccer balls, bags and material testing. QA lab Forward Sports is world leading expert in soccer balls and gear bags and material testing.
We are the most extensive sports surface product testing facility globally for more than 20 years’ experience in the material testing industry.
In March 2022, QA Lab of Forward Sports is officially received the certificate of accreditation of ISO/IEC-17025:2017 from “Pakistan National Accreditation Council”. QA lab of Forward Sports is the first ever accredited lab around the globe who can perform finish good test of soccer balls.
Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), established in 1998 after signing WTO agreement in 1995, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan as the national apex body to accredit conformity assessment bodies such as Laboratories (Testing, Calibration and Medical), Inspection Bodies and Certification Bodies. PNAC has achieved Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatory status for Testing and Calibration Laboratories form International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signatory status for Quality Management System, Environment Management System, and Product Certification for International Accreditation Forum (IAF). PNAC has also secured regional MRA signatory status with Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC). By virtue of these recognitions, Certificates/Reports issued by accredited Conformity Bodies are “ACCEPTED AROUND THE WORLD”.
QA Lab of Forward Sports support new developments and technologies with in the industry, working closely with key industrial partners, universities and governing bodies to develop appropriate testing requirements for technological advancements. We have earned respect for proven ability to create test protocols and apparatus that push industry surfacing and technology product to the highest technology and performance level. Our work is publishing in different various governing body specification and is use to inform decisions at international committee levels.
Here below are just some of the tests we carry out to ensure ball compliance and performance.
We carry out tests to ensure gear bags compliance and performance. Test included are
Weight, Thickness, Tensile Strength, Trouser tear and split tear strength, water bearing strength, abrasion resistance and just some of the test we carry out to ensure material’s quality.
|Lab Capability (accredited -IEC/ISO-17025)||Test No.||Test Name||Test Reference||Product|
|1||Trouser Tear Strength and Split Tear||ST-02||Raw Material|
|2||Tensile Strength Test||ST-03||Raw Material|
|3||Aging in high temperature and humidity conditions||FGT-01||Ball|
|5||Circumference & Sphericity Measurement||FGT-37||Ball|
|6||Loss of pressure||FGT-38||Ball|
|7||Rebound Test at RT & at 50C||FGT-39||Ball|
|8||Dynamic water absorption||FGT-40||Ball|
|9||Shooter Test (Durability)||FGT-41||Ball|
|10||Abrasion resistance on panels||FGT-43||Ball|
|11||Drum Test & Dynamic water uptake test (only for airless mini-ball)||FGT-50||Ball|
|12||Volume Measurement of Bags||FGT-45||Bag|
|13||sHandle jerk test||FGT-53||Bag|
|14||Zipper + seam strength test||FGT-55||Bag|
|15||Clip Buckle Strength test||FGT-62||Bag|
|17||Seam Strength test for bags||FGT-73||Bag|
|Lab Capability (Non-accredited)||Test No.||Test Name||Test Reference||Test No.||Test Name||Test Reference|
|1||PVC Proof test (Material identification test)||GE-01||29||Seam Strength||ST-05|
|2||Thickness||GE-05||30||Upper film delaminated Strength||ST-06|
|3||GSM (weight in gram per square meter)||GE-07||31||Backing fiber delaminated strength||ST-06|
|4||Hydrolysis test.||GE-08||32||Strength Test of Zippers||ST-16|
|5||Hardness test Shore A||GE-09||33||Fastness evaluation||FT-00|
|6||Hardness test Shore D||GE-09||34||Migration Test||FT-02|
|7||Hardness test Shore C||GE-09||35||Heat Aging||FT-07|
|8||Hardness test Shore F||GE-09||36||Courtauld Test||FT-08|
|9||Resilience elasticity testing||GE-12||37||Color migration with multi fiber||FT-10|
|10||compression set test||GE-13||38||Color migration with multi fiber||FT-11|
|11||Density of foam||GE-14||39||Color fastness test by Crocking||FT-12|
|12||Static Water Absorption||GE-18||40||End Pick of cloth.||FWD-01|
|13||Flexometer Test||GE-24||41||Latex dipping test||FWD-02|
|14||Taber Abrasion test||GE-28||42||Shininess Test||FWD-03||15||Abrasion test of printing on Veslic tester||GE-29||43||Contact Angle value of Material upper surface||FWD-04|
|16||Number of Ply||GE-32||44||Circumference test of bladder||FWD-05|
|17||Number of twists of one Yarn||GE-33||45||Nozzle test||FWD-06|
|18||Light density of one yarn||GE-34||47||Air retention test||FWD-07|
|19||Viscosity of liquids||GE-36||47||Valve assembly test||FWD-08|
|20||Aging test||GE-37||48||Hydrolysis test (To check color migration)||FWD-09|
|21||Adhesion of Cardboard||GE-39||49||Stud Testing of Carcass||FWD-10|
|22||Water Absorption of Carton||GE-40||50||Tape Test||FWD-11||23||Spray testing of water repellent fabric||GE-54||51||Force plate test||FWD-12|
|24||Martindale Abrasion Test||GE-63||52||200X Digital Magnifier||FWD-12|
|25||Twist resistance of Puller||GE-72||53||Fungus Test||FWD-14|
|26||Reciprocating testing of zipper||GE-78||54||impact test||FWD-16|
|27||Edge compressing resistance||GE-81||55||UV-Light fastness test||FGT-04|
|28||Tensile Strength ratio at 3%, 5% and 10%||ST-03||56||Color Measurement||FGT-42||57||Migration Fastness at finish goods||FGT-82|