ProDry Dry Rate Tester

James Heal - ProDry dry rate testing instrument


Quick drying is an important attribute of textiles worn next to the skin, during sporting activities where the skin is likely to perspire. Without this characteristic, perspiration does not easily evaporate from the garment, which can leave a wearer feeling uncomfortable. ProDry replicates the conditions of use in order to verify that quick-drying fabrics are performing effectively.

ProDry tests to AATCC Test Method 201 Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method, and can be configured to accommodate bespoke test methods also.


James Heal - ProDry dry rate testing instrument

Advanced TestWise Touch

Our most advanced version of TestWise Touch can automatically set up the parameters of the test, find the end point and shows a real time presentation of results. Results can be presented in a table or graph, which has pinch and zoom functionality for increased detail.

Consistent Airflow

Multiple fans, an air filter and positioning of air flow sensors provide consistent air flow which is measured and controlled by an integrated airflow sensor.

Option to Increase Data Points

Our internal testing found that increasing the number of data points used to calculate the test end time improved the accuracy and consistency of the results. Additional data points can be added into the graph once the test is complete.

Adjustable Temperature Sensor

An adjustable temperature sensor ensures that ProDry complies with the AATCC standard regardless of how thick the fabric tested is. Setting gauges are provided for quick set up.

About the Test Method

The ProDry is capable of measuring the rate at which a textile specimen dries after being exposed to water. The specimen is placed on a heated plate, which is maintained at 37°C to simulate the temperature at which human skin begins to perspire. Water is dosed on to the heated plate underneath the specimen to simulate perspiration.

The temperature drops when the specimen is wet and as the specimen dries, the temperature gradually increases. James Heal’s TestWise software records this change in temperature and automatically calculates the drying time and rate of the tested specimen.


Material / End use


Sportswear and activewear is clothing and footwear worn for sport or exercise, such as tracksuits, shorts, t-shirts and polo shirts.

Outdoor Wear

Outdoor wear applications a broad and varied, with a primarily technical / functional benefit such as ‘comfort’ and/or ‘safety’. Outdoor wear includes garments such as snowsuits, ski clothing, and hiking/trekking clothing.

Military Apparel

Military personnel are exposed to extreme environmental and physical threats, so textiles for military uniforms face a complex set of challenges when it comes to performance: they must offer maximum endurance, comfort, and protection.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes garments and face/body coverings used in a range of sectors; from medical, to construction, military to workwear.


Nonwovens is a growing industry, with new applications being developed all the time – from disposable consumer products such as wipes and sanitary products, to medical gowns, face masks, home decor, clothing and construction supplies.

Bedding & Mattresses

Bedding items include materials and products that are normally used on top of a mattress, such as mattress covers, sheets, blankets, quilts and pillows.

Technical Specification

Specifications are provided as a guideline only and are subject to change.

Conditioned atmosphere recommended Yes
Positioning Bench standing
Space requirements  

Height 447.5mm

Width 520mm

Depth 622.84mm

Approximate net weight 48kg
Personal Computer (PC) - Minimum Specification

OS Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows® 10

Not compatible with Windows® XP or Windows® Vista

Microsoft.NET 4.0 Framework is required (included on disc)

HDD Minimum 250GB

Ports At least 1 free USB 2.0 port if using USB version of software

Water Supply Each test uses 0.2ml of de-ionised water. ProDry is supplied with a test tube to complete all tests
This Instrument does not need to be connected to mains water supply


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