On April 11th, the German company emtec Electronic GmbH will present its TSA Softness Analyzer at the IDC International Detergency Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. Mr. Alexander Grüner will speak about the original background and the new insights of the measurement method in his presentation “Objective measurement of the haptic properties of textile materials”.
The TSA Softness Analyzer is already used in the tissue, nonwoven and textile industry and gives reliable and objective information about the three basic parameters, which determine the human feeling: the softness, roughness and stiffness. From these three, an overall hand feel value can be calculated, adapted to a certain market or product. This hand feel value can be used in the quality control, for example. The advantage of the three single parameters appears in a huge amount of chances in the optimization of the production and converting processes, and in the development of new products with certain haptic properties.
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.