Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Testing the way forward
Advanced, rapid Permeability testing for Footware

Advanced, rapid Permeability testing for Footware
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The ISO standard (15496:2004), covering the vapour permeability of textiles for footwear, uses a traditional gravimetric technique which usually takes several weeks to produce a single result.  Because this timescale is not compatible with the needs of this rapidly moving fashion market, Versaperm has introduced a fast instrumental system which can speedily measure vapour permeability, sometimes in as little as thirty minutes.

The company also produces a traditional system to ensure full final ISO compliance.

The headlong rush for new textiles, fashions and footwear has become an everyday part of the industry and to meet it the Versaperm's Mark VI meter is fast, accurate and easy to use. 

The system gives accuracies in the Parts Per Million (PPM) range and is designed both to speed product and textile development as well as having the ability to provide smart quality control for materials and finished products.

Weatherproof footwear fabrics are typically natural materials, laminates or plain weaves with yarns coated with a durable, water repellent finish.  Many also have a microporous or monolithic film coating or multi-layer combination.  Today, these materials are produced in massive quantities worldwide. 

As well as the instruments, Versaperm offers a fast turnaround laboratory and consultancy service for cases where a company's throughput is not high enough to warrant a dedicated instrument.


Please send any sales enquiries to Christopher Roberts, Versaperm Limited ,
10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK, Tel: +44 1628 777668,
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