Test criteria

The measurement is carried out using the Hohenstein Skin Model according to DIN EN ISO 11092. The material specific water vapour resistance of the sample is measured on the surface material. The breathability of different materials can be evaluated both absolutely and comparatively and can be rated as ‘very good’, ‘good’ and ‘unsatisfactory’. Among other things, the measured values can be used to classify textiles for personal protective equipment (PPE) according to various standards.


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