The hand feel of a piece of fabric is an important issue when consumption decisions are made. On the basis of a complete neuro-physiological mechanism and clear physical interpretation, this project has developed a novel measurement method on fabric hand feel and instrument for the textiles industry.
The fabric touch tester is able to measure multiple physical properties of fabric specimens including thermal transmission, bending, compression and surface friction aspects in both warp and weft directions in one single trial. Software with integrated prediction models is also designed to calculate touch feeling scores for fabrics. Industry can make use of these deliverables to develop a set of guidelines or product standards in term of touch feelings for specified products.
A widely accepted rating system developed by the tester can provide scientific measurements which helps eliminate disagreement of subjective argument on fabric touch feelings. It will contribute to the development of a mature industry with objective measurements.
A non-exclusive license of manufacturing Fabric Touch Tester for fast measurement of fabric touch properties such as surface friction properties, dynamic heat conductivity properties and dynamic bending properties of soft materials.
The research deliverable is now open for licensing. For more details, please contact us. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (852) 2627 0180)
|Gold Medal with jury's commendation in the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2013)|
|Grand Award of Equipment and Machinery Design in the 2016 Hong Kong Awards for Industries|
|Related ITF project|
|Research Start Date||2010-12-01|
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