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Comparative Study of Fabric Comfort Evaluation by Different Instruments

Nemailal Tarafder


Mechanical properties that corresponds to the fundamental deformation of fabrics in hand feeling is measured by KES instrument through six different tests. KES is composed of four different instruments. Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing (FAST)is conducted through series of instruments and the tests methods are inexpensive, robust and simple to handle. The mechanical, dimensional and pressing performances of fabrics are measured for assessing the tailor ability, appearance and handle properties of fabrics. SDL atlas instrument FTT is available to measure skin touch comfort objectively and quantitatively. As a device it can rapidly measure the comfort by its four integrated modules like thermal, compression, surface and bending. The instrument developed by the researchers at IIT Delhi has developed a fabric tester which accurately analyse the texture and feel at the factory level.

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