Following a successful launch at ITMA Barcelona, the James Heal ProDry Dry Rate Tester is now available to buy. As part of our Performance Testing range, which also includes AquAbrasion. TruRain and WickView, ProDry offers a more accurate and user friendly way of testing the drying rate of performance fabrics.
Quick drying is an important attribute of textiles worn next to the skin, during sporting activities where the skin is likely to perspire. Without this characteristic, perspiration does not easily evaporate from the garment, which can leave a wearer feeling uncomfortable. ProDry replicates the conditions of use in order to verify that quick-drying fabrics are performing effectively.
This method is used in the development of quick-drying fabrics and garments such as base layer garments, football kits, running gear, gym gear, socks and footwear fabrics.
Our engineers and technical team have invested a lot of time and expertise to develop ProDry into an accurate, consistent and user-friendly dry rate tester. Features of this instrument include:
The ProDry is capable of measuring the rate at which a textile specimen dries after being exposed to water. The specimen is placed on a heated plate, which is maintained at 37°C to simulate the temperature at which human skin begins to perspire. Water is dosed on to the heated plate underneath the specimen to simulate perspiration.
The temperature drops when the specimen is wet and as the specimen dries, the temperature gradually increases. James Heal’s TestWise software records this change in temperature and automatically calculates the drying time and rate of the tested specimen.
ProDry tests to AATCC Test Method 201 Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method, and can be configured to accommodate bespoke test methods also.
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