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LEIPZIG - Testing and measurement technology specialist Emtec is looking to expand in the burgeoning Vietnamese market.

The company will attend the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) from February 28 to March 1, 2024, in Ho Chi Minh City, where it will present its latest measuring technology for testing textile and nonwoven fabric haptics.

Featuring in the south-east Asia region for the first time, the TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer is designed to greatly simplify and enhance the process of determining textile haptic qualities, including softness, smoothness, stretch and recovery as well as new parameters as such thermohaptic and friction.

Recent upgrades to the system include an integrated camera to take high-resolution pictures of samples, and, in cooperation with Black Swan Textiles, the a new method for the digitisation and categorisation of the TSA sample data in a virtual database. The Virtual Haptic Library is said to be useful for quality control and as virtual market place of the entire supply chain, is globally accessible in real time.

Originally known in the paper industry as the Tissue Softness Analyzer, the TSA has been adapted especially for the textile and nonwovens industries, meeting expectations on the relevant haptic parameters of fabrics.

The device claims unparalleled accuracy in assessing the tactile qualities of fabrics, ensuring that manufacturers can meet the highest standards of quality and comfort. Comparisons of results with traditional hand panel testing methods using “touch experts” reveal a correlation of up to 100%.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Alexander Gruener, global business development manager for Emtec Electronic, explained his confidence about the potential impact of the TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer on the textile industry. “We're especially thrilled to introduce our new technology for the first time at VIATT as comprehensive platform for the entire textile value chain," he said. "The TSA demonstrates our innovative commitment providing modern solutions to the industry´s pain-points in obtaining objective haptic numbers. We are profoundly convinced that the combination of this testing device with the cloud-based database will be a game-changer within the textile area."

At the show, Emtec can be found at booth A-N17 (hall A).


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