Evaluation Procedure 5-2011
Hand: Guidelines for the Subjective
in 1990 by AATCC Committee RA89
Purpose and Scope
This procedure describes guidelines for the presentation of fabrics for the evaluation
of hand. Its purpose is to standardize the conditions under which a fabric
is evaluated for one or more of the constituent elements of hand.
These guidelines may be used in the following circumstances:
different people at different times wish to follow the same protocol for examining
1.2.2 In training evaluators to detect and distinguish among
different constituent elements or components of hand.
1.2.3 When an
individual wishes to duplicate the conditions under which a fabric has been previously
1.2.4 With a panel of individuals evaluating the same fabric(s).
Copyright © 2013 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA
All rights reserved.
The above information is only a summary of the AATCC test method.
Order a downloadable PDF of this method. A link to the document will appear in your emailed receipt.
Order the complete AATCC Technical Manual in print or CD format