WickView is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses an advanced imaging system to track and record the transfer of moisture through fabric and other materials.
WickView Moisture Management Tester helps garment and textile manufacturers in understanding how effective their materials are at dealing with moisture and in predicting real-world wicking behaviour.
WickView calculates and records results providing the user with an accurate representation of real life, in comparison to existing available testing methods.
By examining the direction, shape, speed and actual wet area of fabric, WickView is accurately measuring how sweat and other liquids behave when in contact with a specimen.
Vertical and Horizontal Testing
WickView can be rotated to test specimens both vertically and horizontally, to better replicate how clothes are worn on the body, or how nonwovens are deployed in real life. Traditional horizontal moisture management testers only replicate the part of the garment worn on the shoulder.
Cutting edge high definition cameras are positioned on either side of the material specimen to record the movement of the moisture. These cameras give full visibility of the test, and use Ultraviolet and Infrared light to give a perfect view of the test process, regardless of specimen colour or pattern.
Meaningful Results Reporting
The way WickView calculates and records results is a truer representation of real life, in comparison to existing methods of testing. By examining the direction, shape, speed and actual wet area of fabric, WickView is accurately measuring how sweat is drawn away from a wearer’s body.
Water Delivery System
The water delivery system replicates sweat - wicking isn’t forced but instead the fabric draws liquid from water delivery system, as a garment would draw sweat from skin.
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 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 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) includes garments and face/body coverings used in a range of sectors; from medical, to construction, military to workwear.
Medical textiles encompasses medical and hygiene applications, including those for surgical, orthopaedic, and dental uses; from personal protective equipment (PPE), bandage and dressing materials through to implantable prosthetics.
Specifications are provided as a guideline only and are subject to change.
|Conditioned atmosphere recommended||Yes|
|Vertical Test Orientation||
|Horizontal Test Orientation||
|Approximate net weight|
|For both orientations||72kg|
|Personal Computer (PC) - Minimum Specification||
Windows 10 64-bit with .NET framework 4.5.2
1 USB 3.0 port minimum
Core i5 Intel processor minimum, 4th generation or higher
8Gb RAM minimum
128Gb SSD Hard disk minimum
Dedicated graphics adapter with unshared display memory (eg NVidia, AMD, Intel)
Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) screen or higher
|Water Supply||Water is manually filled in the easily accessible water reservoir at the front of the instrument.
Distilled or deionised water is required.