The hand feel of a piece of fabric is an important consideration 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 can 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 can calculate touch feeling scores for fabrics.
The fabric touch tester provides a quick and user-friendly solution to achieve an objective and scientific measurement. It helps eliminate disagreements or subjective arguments about this issue and contributes to the development of a mature industry on hand feel measurement.