'Beyond Innovation' is the theme of this year’s Techtextil event, which is one of the world’s leading international trade fairs for technical textiles, functional apparel textiles, and textile technologies. In addition, the trade fairs Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special will take place concurrently and will unite technical textile specialists from all over the world.
Due its singular design and unique measuring principle, the TSA is poised to replace traditional means for measuring haptic traits. This includes methods such as hand-panel testing, in which many tactile experts or, in some cases, consumers compare and rank material samples, often in a series of tests. However, the individual results often vary widely and require multiple series of tests to determine an average hand-feel, which can be time-consuming. In addition, humans are rarely able to distinguish between the individual components of the haptic — for instance, between smoothness and softness — and can only provide an overall impression of a material’s hand-feel, the company said in a press release.
The Tactile Sensation Analyzer allows researchers and technicians to measure each parameter individually and uses market-specific algorithms to calculate an objective hand-feel value. The results correlate very closely with the human tactile perception and are available within minutes in digital form.
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