Fabric Touch Total Quality Assurance (TQA) Solution

Innovative way to redefine and measure hand feel and comfort of fabrics

Did you know you could quantify the “feel” of your fabrics with scientific data? Intertek’s Fabric Touch Total Quality Assurance solution allows you to distinguish and measure the differences between fabrics in terms of softness, smoothness and thermal properties.

When evaluating the sensory nature of materials and wear-comfort of clothing, in addition to the technical specification and the structure of a fabric, the hand-feel characteristics also play an important role.

Leveraging our in-depth expertise in textile testing and our state-of-the-art High Performance Textile Testing Centre, Intertek Hong Kong is proud to introduce an innovative measurement method for fabric hand feel – Fabric Touch Tester (FTT) – which can quantify the “sensation” of touching a fabric.

This sophisticated technology can help those companies who aim to transform a subjective hand feel into objective and measurable parameters. FTT is able to measure multiple physical properties in both warp and weft directions in one single measurement.

FTT provides the objective assessment of fabric quality and performance through the measurement of the following properties:

  • Compression

  • Bending

  • Surface Roughness

  • Surface Friction

  • Thermal Properties


  • Facilitates R&D in the hand-feel characteristic of fabrics and materials with objective data
  • Measures all mechanical and surface properties related to hand feel
  • Determines quantitative values for “fabric hand” and “fabric touch”
  • Streamlines the sourcing process by identifying the “fabric touch” of materials using objective data
  • Compares production fabric to designer standard
  • Eases communication across the supply chain
  • Has strong correlation with human subjective touch sensations
  • Measures and distinguishes the fabric’s touch comfort properties

Other Comfort Performance Tests By Intertek

  • Wool Comfort Prickle Factor Test
  • Fabric Hand Subjective Evaluation
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+852 3008 2099
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