A moisture management tester to measure the wicking ability of fabrics to keep wearers cool and dry

WickView is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses an advanced imaging system to track and record the transfer of moisture through a garment, helping to understand its effectiveness at moisture management and wicking behaviour.

Fabrics with good wicking ability can help to keep the wearer feeling cool and dry by effectively transporting perspiration away from the body. WickView measures this movement to give an accurate indication of moisture management performance.

Vertical and Horizontal Testing
WickView can be rotated to test specimens both vertically and horizontally, to better replicate how clothes are worn on the body, or how nonwovens are deployed in real life. Traditional horizontal moisture management testers only replicate the part of the garment worn on the shoulder.

Meaningful Results Reporting
The way WickView calculates and records results is a truer representation of real life, in comparison to existing methods of testing. By examining the direction, shape, speed and actual wet area of fabrics, WickView is accurately measuring how sweat is drawn away from a wearer’s body.

Innovative Technology
High definition cameras are positioned on either side of the specimen to record the movement of the water.

Water Delivery System
The water delivery system replicates sweat – wicking isn’t forced but instead the fabric draws liquid from water delivery system, as a garment would draw sweat from skin.

Weight 40 kg
Dimensions 43 × 87 × 42 cm

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James Heal

James Heal is the market leader in the design and manufacture of precision testing solutions and support services within the global textile industry. Their products are developed by testing experts, for testing experts, and remain at the forefront of testing innovation. We have been their agent in China and Hong Kong for 25 years.

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