Multifunctional Measuring Instrument to assess the Softness, Smoothness/Roughness, Stiffness, Elasticity as well as the calculated “handfeel-value”, and the Compressibility of Tissue and Fabrics as well as the Ball Burst Strength


The softness is a fundamental quality parameter of tissue and fabrics (nonwoven and textiles). It may be characterized by e.g. smoothness, stiffness, compressibility and “crumpleability“.
There are other instruments on the market which are measuring all those single parameters. The results may be linked by complex functions and summarized to one value, which characterizes the subjectively felt softness in a more or less reliable way. However, previous method of evaluating softness is very expensive and not suitable for quality assurance.
The new Tissue Softness Analyzer TSA simultaneously gathers the essential single relevant parameters which have an influence on the tissue softness. Additionally it is possible to measure the compressibility and ball burst strength. Parameters for that values as well as a combination parameter HF, that represent the overall subjective haptic feeling of a material, will be automatically calculated by a high-performance PC software.
The correlation of the measuring results to the subjective assessment is excellent.

  • Main Application:
    • base tissue
    • toilet tissue
    • fabrics
    • textiles
    • tissue handkerchiefs
    • facial tissue
    • non-woven
    • tissue towels
    • tissue kitchen towels
    • leather
  • Main User:
    • Manufacturers of Tissue and Fabrics
    • Chemical Suppliers
    • Converters of Tissue and Fabrics
    • Machine builder
  • Substitution of the subjective quality assessment by an objective measuring method