Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement

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Fabric testing equipment that meets
ISO 15496

Textile Permeability testing Meter
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Technology leader Versaperm has produced a new brochure on its system for measuring the permeability of fabrics.  The system measures the permeability of textiles - both for quality control and development and is fully compliant with ISO 15496.

Weatherproof fabrics are typically plain weaves with yarns coated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish.  Many also have a microporous or monolithic film, coating, or a bicomponent combination.  Measuring the permeability of such fabrics has historically been fraught with difficulties, with different equipment producing wildly different results – often by as much as 4-500%.

The Versaperm ISO 15496:2004 gravimetric equipment overcomes these problems.  It is designed around a high quality solid acrylic water bath that reduces critical thermal losses.  Precise temperature is based on an accurate controller and circulator, with four probes to monitor the temperature right across the bath.  A cooling coil is also included for additional temperature stabilisation.

However, for companies where their throughput is not high enough to warrant dedicated equipment, the company also provides a laboratory testing service.


Please send any sales enquiries to Christopher Roberts, Versaperm Limited ,
10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK
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For further Press Information please contact Gerry Palmer @ the Palmer & Rose Partnership.
Fax 0871 528 2723, Tel 01494 637499,