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All human beings sweat during and after exercise. To avoid the loss of body heat due to the skin sticking directly to the wetting activewear, and with moisture on the garment making the skin feel cold and causing irritation, it is desirable if humidity is transferred to the fabric surface for evaporation, thus making the wearer feel more comfortable.
How can you add value to your products by providing evidence of good moisture management features?
Provide evidence of the management of optimum heat and moisture balance
Demonstrate comfort and a protective wearing experience due to rapid moisture absorption and conveyance capacity
Prove the rapid drying function preventing wetting out in cold weather
Reduce dampness of clothing for easy-case performance
Demonstrate the durability enhancement of product
How Does Moisture Management Work?
Moisture management is a key feature for demonstrating the dynamic liquid transportation properties of textiles, such as knitted and woven fabrics, and should be done in three dimensions: absorption rate, one-way transportation capability, and spreading/drying rate. The main purpose of moisture management fabric is to make the skin feel dry.
Absorption Rate – Moisture absorbing time of the fabric’s inner and outer surfaces
One-way Transportation Capability – Liquid moisture one-way transfer from fabric’s inner surface to outer surface
Spreading/Drying Rate – Speed of liquid moisture spreading on fabric’s inner and outer surfaces
Intertek Hong Kong supports moisture management testing through a wide array of testing methods:
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If the product requires a higher quality standard, quick-dry, absorbency and wicking are usually done together with moisture management due to the transfer of humidity from inner side to outer side of the fabric. And don’t forget about breathability, as consumers always like their clothing breathable!