Scratch resistance

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A simple, reproducible and effective technique to evaluate the hardness of coatings and other surfaces, such as floor coverings.

Electrostatic safety

Testing materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge.

Infrared thermography

Infrared thermography provides original insights into the patterns of skin temperature distribution during work in extreme circumstances or during exercise that can then be used for clothing design using a bodymapping approach.

Emergency Relief Items

Emergency relief items used by humanitarian organisations in catastrophe-stricken areas (war, hunger, natural disasters, such as draught, floods, earthquakes, landslides ...) should meet the strictest requirements to save lives.

Comfort assessment

The comfort of textiles and garments is the result of both psychological aspects (design, fit, quality, aesthetics) and physiological aspects, including thermophysiological and sensorial (softness, suppleness) comfort. Thermophysiological comfort is the result of the heat and moisture transfer through the textile that will regulate the body’s temperature, and is an important feature in clothing and especially in sportswear and professional (protective) clothing.