Thermetrics Drying Rate Testers Comply with AATCC 200 and AATCC 201

The demand for textiles with advanced moisture management properties is soaring, and as a result the measurement of drying rate (the effectiveness of sweat removal through wicking and evaporation) has become a key test to evaluate the performance of these activewear fabrics.

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has developed and approved two new test methods that aim to simulate wearing conditions in which the wetted fabric would be exposed to air flow and/or placed in contact with human skin:

AATCC Test Method 200 - Drying Rate of Textiles: Air Flow Method
AATCC Test Method 201 - Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method

Thermetrics DRT200 and DRT201 textile test devices assess quick dry and fast wicking functions to help develop overall effectiveness of sweat removal by evaporation.

Thermetrics Drying Rate Tester 200 (DRT200) 

  • Drives vertical flow of air through a wetted textile
  • Determines the textile's drying rate under controlled air flow conditions

Thermetrics Drying Rate Tester 201 (DRT201) 

  • Drives horizontal flow of air through a wetted textile on a heated plate
  • Plate is heated to human skin temperature
  • Determines the textile's drying rate under controlled air flow conditions