AATCC Test Method 202-2014


Relative Hand Value of Textiles: Instrumental Method

Developed in 2012 by AATCC Committee RA89

1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 This method is for the determination of an instrumental relative hand value (RHV) using the mechanical properties measured on a selected reference fabric and a comparable candidate fabric.
1.2 This method does not purport to replace AATCC Evaluation Procedure 5, Fabric Hand: Guidelines for the Subjective Evaluation of, nor are the values obtained by this method known to be comparable to actual tactile sensations felt by human evaluators.


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