Another client provided 6 nonwoven samples for performance comparison with a combed 100% cotton batiste also given by the client, using PhabrOmeter, and provided the following information, using the codes from the client.
- Cashmere.1 - nonwoven
- Bond.2 - nonwoven
- Std.3 - nonwoven
- Finished.4 - nonwoven
- CSGB.5 - nonwoven
- CSGS.6 - nonwoven
- Combed Cotton Batiste - 100% Cotton - *reference fabric
The first table below is the results of fabric hand attributes measured by PhabrOmeter, where a larger value represents, respectively, a stiffer, or smoother, fabric; yet a smaller Softness value indicates a softer fabric:
Conclusions from the measurement by PhabrOmeter:
- Cashmere.1 is the softest nonwoven in the nonwoven group; still the reference fabric Combed Cotton Batiste is softer than Cashmere.1;
- Bond.2 is the stiffest nonwoven and the Cashmere.1 is the least stiff nonwoven;
- CSGB.5 is the smoothest nonwoven fabric, but the reference fabric Combed Cotton Batiste is much smoother than CSGB.5.
Relative Hand Value
The Relative Hand Value is an overall comparison of performance between all fabrics in relative terms.
The key is to select a sample as the Reference; it can be one of the fabrics to be tested or any
pre-designated fabric. It shows the difference of each fabric relative to the Reference Cotton fabric which has a RHV value 0. The Rank in column 1 is the fabric ranking
based on such differences. The larger the value the larger the differences from the reference fabric.
*Combed Clotton Batiste fabric is the selected reference fabric for this calculation
From the above table, we can see the overall performance of the 6 nonwovens are very different from the Combed Cotton Batiste fabric.
Conclusion: In overall performance, CSGS.6 is the most favorite nonwoven and the Bond.2 is the most un-favorite nonwoven fabric relative to the selected reference fabric.