Characterizing the Cool Touch Property of Bedding Materials

Guest Speaker: Wim De Baudringhien (CEO & Founder, Colortex USA) 

Bio: Wim De Baudringhien is the President and Owner of Colortex USA. Wim came to the USA in 2002 to start up one of the first knitting plants for mattress ticking fabrics in the country. In 2005, he started Colortex USA, a specialized commission finishing operation for broad width woven and knitted fabrics.

Description:Learn more about ASTM Standard D7984 and the application of C-Therm’s Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) technique in characterizing the thermal performance of textiles. Thermal effusivity, also described as thermal inertia, is a property which governs a material’s ability to exchange heat with its surroundings or with other materials with which it is in contact. Measuring the thermal effusivity of textiles shows how well the textile can exchange heat with a person’s skin – and so the thermal effusivity is directly related to the user’s perception of thermal comfort (the “cool touch” or “warm feel” characteristic of the textiles). Join our guest speaker Wim De Baudringhien of Colortex USA to discuss his work in making bedding materials with improved cool touch properties and the application of the MTPS method to this work. 


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