MEASUREMENT OF SPECIFIC HANDLE FORCE OF WOVEN FABRICS

Updated: Jan 8

Aim: To determine the Specific Handle Force of the given set of fabrics.

Instrument used: SHF tester, Lab Model.

Scope, Significance & application: This instrument serves for the determination of Specific Handle force of fabrics and is suitable for all dress materials. This property includes all the deformations like bending, shear, compression, surface and Tensile at one step. The instrument was developed by Spivok as a research model and till date it is used as table model

Principle: A circular fabric specimen of 250mm diameter is withdrawn through a bush attached to a constant rate of traverse and the energy required to withdraw is recorded from the analog instrument.