Objective measurement of softness, roughness, stiffness and the recovery parameters elongation, hysteresis and plasticity

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Emtec Electronic with innovative testing instruments at TITAS 2019 in Taipei

IMG 6133Leipzig, Germany 23.09.2019 - For the fourth time, the German company emtec Electronic GmbH will present its innovative testing equipment to the textile industry, together with the Chinese and Taiwanese representatives Mr. Max Liu (Jiu Mao) and Mr. Chiang (TechOne). Please visit our booth no. L527a to have a look at the device and to get a detailed explanation of:

The TSA – Tactile Sensation Analyzer. The device enables an objective evaluation of the softness, roughness and stiffness of a textile fabric. Included into the softness measurement is the measurement of the viscoelastic, elastic and plastic properties, which are represented by the elasticity, plasticity and hysteresis. With an extra module, the compressibility can be measured.

The FPA and CAS touch! are two instruments, which are very interesting for the textile industry as well. The FPA measures the surface charge of the fibers (zeta potential), which provides information about the efficiency of the interaction of certain additives with the textile fiber. The CAS touch! is able to show how long and stable certain additives stay on the textile fiber.

Objective measurement of softness – now even possible with hand sheets

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Emtec Electronic at Tissue World Sao Paulo, Brazil

Leipzig, Germany 06.09.2019 – With the emtec TSA Softness Analyzer, the objective measurement of the three basic parameters that determine the human feeling is already possible and the method is well accepted in the industry. At the Tissue World Sao Paulo, Brazil, from October 22th to 24th, the company will present its well-known softness testing instrument and some very helpful upgrade possibilities on the device at booth no G13.

The human feeling is a very complex process and realized by four different receptors in the human skin. This makes it difficult to measure for an objective testing device. The hand feel, which is the perceived feeling by a human when touching a piece of tissue is determined by three basic parameters, the softness (micro-surface variations), the roughness (macro-surface variations) and the in-plane stiffness. With the emtec TSA it is possible to measure these parameters objective and independently. From the three measured values, a hand feel value can be calculated, which correlates very well with the human expectation. The measuring results of the device allow an efficient process control and process optimization, QA, incoming control, R&D, trouble shooting and so on.

Besids the TSA, interested visitors can have a look at the CAS touch! Charge Analyzing System and FPA touch! Fiber Pozential Analyzer, two devices, which measure the particle charge and the surface charge of fibers. The easy handling, light weight and small size makes them to an ideal partner especially for chemical suppliers. 

Together with our Brazilian partners from Elof Hansson, area manager Daniel Ohndorf will be at the booth to discuss the devices and to introduce very exciting TSA news. Special changes at the device and in the measuring method allow to measure the influence of different fiber mixes (long/short fiber ratio for example) to the tissue softness by testing hand sheets. Especially tissue makers, chemical suppliers and pulp producers should be interested.

Visitors are welcome to bring samples to the booth for quick tests, which can give a first impression of the possibilities of the device.

Emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer – new features of a well-known device

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Emtec Electronic at TissueCon 2019, Orlando / Florida

Leipzig, Germany 06.09.2019 – With the emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer, the objective measurement of the three basic parameters that determine the human feeling is already possible. At the TissueCon Orlando, USA, from October 1st to 4th, the company will present its well-known softness testing instrument together with new features to the tissue industry.

The human feeling is a very complex process. Different receptors in the human skin are responsible to feel the components that determine the human feeling. The three basic parameters are the softness, roughness and stiffness of a tissue products. The measuring principle of the emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer simulates the human hand very well, with the big advantage that not only the overall human feeling can be quantified, the device additionally provides information about the three basic parameters, which are measured individually. The availability of these objectively measured parameters and the calculated hand feel value (HF) help pulp producers, chemical suppliers, tissue producers and converters, but also retailers as well as institutes and universities to get very deep insights of the tested tissue products. The measured data can be used in the R&D, incoming control, quality assurance, trouble shooting and process as well as product optimization.

Also introduced during the show is a new feature of the device – the possibility to predict the influence of different fiber mixes (e.g. long and short fiber ratio) to the tissue quality by measuring hand sheets.

Alexander Gruener, Global Marketing and Business Development Manager of emtec, will be at the booth and is happy to explain and discuss the device and all possibilities that come with it. Since the device will actually be at the booth, interested customers can even bring samples to the booth for testing. Additionally, there will be two presentations about the TSA.

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