SATRA Test Method updates
New library available
30th May 2019
SATRA continually reviews its test methods to take advantage of new procedures and to meet the changing needs of products industries.
Recently revised is SATRA TM9:2019 – ‘Surface water absorption and desorption’. This method is normally used for sockings and footbed materials to determine how effectively the material will absorb perspiration and contribute to the footwear’s moisture management. The revision provides details on the measurement process to determine the rate at which a material will desorb water.
SATRA TM360:2019 – ‘Method for the determination of the odour absorbing properties of insole materials’ is used to determine the ability of a material to absorb and retain odour. It has been published to make available an assessment technique that has been used internally for a number of years, for assessing the quantitative odour absorption properties of insoles. Although this test method was primarily developed to assess insoles, it can be relevant for lining materials and other components that come into contact with the foot, if the material is designed to absorb and retain odour.
SATRA is also pleased to announce that members can now purchase the latest 2019 test method library update on USB rather than in the CD-ROM format that was previously used.
SATRA test methods are backed by 100 years of scientific research and technical expertise. They are recognised by standard-making organisations as removing bias and inconsistences when measuring product performance with the highest accuracy. SATRA test methods are often adopted into national and international standards. Changes to test procedures are often suggested by SATRA technologists or customers who have become aware of necessary amendments. In order to measure product performance in a fair way, test methods sometimes need to be rewritten to keep up with innovative materials and developing technology.