Continue from the previous session.
The effect of top-softening can be observed by comparing the results for the previous session Table group A to those for group B. The Relative Hand Value showed a dramatic overall improvement for the top-softened samples. The drape, softness and stiffness factors all showed dramatic changes with the application of top softener.
Now you can see from above table that the order of overall performance ranking given by PhabrOmeter is the same as Panel's bending and softness rating order.
The human hand panel was able to distinguish subtleties in hand that were also detected by the Phabrometer. A direct comparison can be made between the top-softened samples and the samples without top softener. SO, the Phabrometer appear to be very useful for determining differences after fabric dyeing and finishing as well as detecting the changes in hand due to top softener.