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Thwing-Albert Announces New Look for Handle-O-Meter Tissue Tester

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The Handle-O-Meter by Thwing-Albert Instrument Co., West Berlin, N.J., USA, was originally developed to test the durability and flexibility of toilet paper and paper towels. This testing machine is now featuring a touch-screen control panel and the ability to interface with MAP-4 Advanced Materials Testing Software. Now customers can review real-time test data and take a deeper look into the physical characteristics of their materials. 

The previous version of the machine was able to connect to a data parsing software with limited analysis built in. Thwing-Albert is adding the ability to look at other variables at the same time as the test results for the material’s "handle" are being gathered.
According to Steven Berg, VP of sales and marketing, "this access to more extensive data analysis using MAP-4 testing software could potentially open up the machine’s use to include new comparisons, possibly including the stiffness of a material."

Thwing-Albert’s Handle-O-Meter measures "handle" (a combination of surface friction and flexibility of sheeted materials.). Data collected when such nonwovens, tissues, toweling, film, and textiles are tested have been shown to correlate well with the actual performance of these specific material as finished products. The instrument expedites the evaluation of a product by replacing the use of a sensory panel to measure softness or hand feel which can be subjective and time consuming. The new features of this testing instrument add more detailed analysis while continuing to meet ASTM, TAPPI, and other industry standards.
More information can be obtained by contacting Thwing-Albert to locate a regional account manager at 856-767-1000 or via email.


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