Instrumental and Sensory Evaluations of Drying and Stickiness Properties of Fabrics

Kam Hong Chau, Chi Wai Kan

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Drying and stickiness of textile fabrics on skin are crucial factors that affect the wear comfort. In this review, we discuss the current assessment methods for drying and stickiness properties of textile materials. The scope of this study includes methods that involve instrumental setups as well as perception assessments. Our analysis focuses on the comparisons between current experimental methods. The comparisons include materials used for setups, operation procedures and parameters evaluated. While there is room to further develop measurement of drying and stickiness properties of fabrics, recommendations are made for each of these factors. These suggestions could help future development of the measurement methods and also fabric materials development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-190
Number of pages14
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Comfort
  • Drying rate
  • Perception assessment
  • Stickiness
  • Wetness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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