Fundamentals of Wicking Testing

On-demand (stream event when it suits you)
Alex Mitchell

Moisture management is critical for user comfort, ensuring the garment feels dry, and also removing weight from the garment. When moisture sits on a garment is can cause the skin to feel cold and lead to irritation. An effective moisture management system will enable garment and textile manufacturers to assess the suitability of their product during the design stage and make the best materials selection, ensuring maximum user comfort and satisfaction.

This webinar will focus on the proper process for selecting a moisture management system, identifying, and troubleshooting variables that impact wicking results, setting up repeatable wicking tests and establishing consistent testing methods for your products.

Course outline:

  • What is wicking and why is it important?
  • The relationship between moisture management and materials
  • General overview of the different wicking tests
  • Troubleshooting under-dosing and over-dosing issues
  • Wicking tests on an advanced image tester and what this means for your product
  • The key measurements required to categorize your material

Who should attend?

Technical and Quality designers Managers, Engineers involved in:

  • Technical textiles
  • Materials testing
  • Apparel product development
  • Medical textiles
  • PPE

Other resources

Discover more about the WickView Moisture Management Tester by James Heal.

Also available on demand

James Heal


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