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How Perspiration Testers Help Evaluate Textile Durability And Comfort

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Perspiration Tester

Perspiration tests also called persipirometers are designed to measure the resistance of textiles to perspiration, as well as their ability to maintain comfort and durability after exposure to moisture. Perspiration testing is commonly used in the development of sportswear, outdoor apparel, and workwear, but it can also be applied to other textile products such as bedding and upholstery.

What Is Perspiration Tester?

A perspiration tester also perspirometer is a machine used to simulate sweating and measure the resulting effects on fabrics and materials. It can mimic different levels of humidity, temperature, and sweat acidity to test for colorfastness, fabric strength, and resistance to odor and discoloration.

Perspiration testing is commonly used in the textile industry to ensure that clothing and other fabric-based products can withstand everyday wear and tear, particularly in hot and humid environments.

What Is The Color Fastness To Perspiration Standard?

The color fastness to perspiration standard is a measure of a material’s ability to resist color fading or staining when it comes into contact with perspiration or sweat.

Here are the standars that mostly used for testing color fastness to perspiration: 
– ISO 105-E04
– AATCC 15

How Does The Perspiration Tester Work?

The operation steps of a perspiration tester are as:

  1. To begin, turn on the device and ensure that it is.
  2. Cut a sample of the textile material with GSM Cutter.
  3. Place the fabric sample into the chamber and add the specified amount of artificial perspiration solution.
  4. Turn on the circulating pump to circulate the perspiration solution throughout the chamber.
  5. Set the temperature and time for the test according to the standard requirements of the material being tested.
  6. After the test time has elapsed, remove the sample from the chamber and rinse it with cool water.
  7. Dry the sample and compare it to the standard color chart to determine the color fastness of the material.
  8. Record and interpret the results according to the requirements of the testing standard.
  9. Clean and maintain the perspiration tester according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper operation for future tests.

By following these steps, the perspiration tester can effectively evaluate the color fastness of textile materials subjected to perspiration.