Test criteria

The measurements are carried out on the surface material. Heat and moisture transport processes are determined on the Hohenstein Skin Model in accordance with DIN EN ISO 11092. Different degrees of sweating are simulated and corresponding parameters are determined (e.g. breathability, thermal insulation).

In addition, the skin sensory properties of a textile are quantified using various measured variables. This includes, among other things, whether the textile quickly feels clammy or scratches the skin. These sensations can be represented in figures and can therefore be compared and evaluated in absolute terms.

With the help of the measured parameters, a Wear Comfort Vote of clothing can be calculated. Depending on the intended use, the parameters and their weightings are adjusted. For example, different formulas are used for sportswear than for everyday clothing. The grade can range betweeen "very good" and "poor".


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