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Fabric Stiffness Tester TF113

4.86 (7 reviews)

Fabric Stiffness Tester, to determine the bending height, flexural rigidity and bending modulus of fabric by simple procedures and calculation. Shirley Stiffness Tester complies with ISO 9073-7, etc.



Fabric Stiffness Tester is practical equipment to determine the bending height, flexural rigidity, and bending modulus of fabrics. This tester provides a quick and intuitive way to know the stiffness performance of all kinds of fabrics like woven, layered, napped, knitted, pile, etc.

The Principle of Bending Stiffness Test

Place the specimen on the measuring plane of the instrument, and then slowly move the sample forward. This is done to allow one end of the specimen to gradually break away from the plane support and hang in the air. Under the influence of gravity, one end of the specimen is bent downwards. When bent to the inclined plane, measure the extension length and calculate the bending length and bending stiffness of the fabric according to the formula.



4 kg


Length: 350 mmWidth: 150 mm Height: 200 mm


ISO 9073-7

Test Procedure

1 Take the samples from a representative section of the fabric and should not contain any folds or creases. Cut four samples of meridional and zonal by parallel or trapezoidal method, and the samples size was 200mm*25mm.

2 Adjust the instrument level. Place the sample face up on the platform, one end aligned with the front of the platform. Put up the pressure plate and make the indicator line coincide with the “zero” line of the ruler.

3 Pushing forward the pressure plate at a certain speed and driving the specimen to move forward until the specimen reaches out into contact with the inclined plane. Record the scale reading.

4 Lift the pressure plate and test the specimen back up again.

5 Calculate the arithmetic mean value by the values measured on the positive and negative sides as a reading of the extension length of the sample.

6 According to the formula, calculate the average value of warp, weft bending length and bending stiffness of the fabric.

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7 reviews for Fabric Stiffness Tester TF113

  1. Suzanne Christ

    Excellent!! The machine is very easy to use and its price is favorable!

  2. Abbott Galsworthy

    Closest to results. I feel that I can trust it.

  3. Wallis Grote

    Great! This is my 4th buying. Always satisfied.

  4. Tobey Grey

    This fabric stiffness tester price is reasonable. 5 stars!

  5. Gene Ford


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  7. MARK.N

    Good Price / Good Product / Thank you !

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