Compression socks are a type of protective garment that enclose your foot and calf, as well as the knee or up to the thigh. A good-quality compression sock not only protects your skin, it also helps enhance your blood circulation, helps guard against deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and reduces sports-related injuries.
From athletes to travelers, a growing number of people see many benefits in compression socks, and will invest in a good pair. The properties and performance of compression socks can be defined by the compression value in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and the change in compression value according to girth. Derived from the pressure exerted by socks at the ankle and the relative pressures at the calf and thigh, the compression value must gradually decrease up the leg in order to improve good blood circulation.
Using the most advanced equipment in high-performance textile testing, Intertek’s technical experts can help evaluate the different properties of your products, assuring your product quality will meet customer expectations. The tests are performed on the standard legs with a flat measuring probe, while pressure and pressure graduation can be tested at the same time.
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