No, they are very different instruments.


The Crease Recovery Angle Tester from James Heal is used to determine the recovery from creasing of a horizontally folded specimen by measuring the angle of recovery.


It is in compliance with the requirements of  EN 22313, ISO 2313 M&S P22 and AATCC Test Method 66.


It is particularly applicable to fabrics used in woven apparel, for example, suits, slacks, jackets, blouses, skirts, shirts, rainwear and flat unbrushed cellulosic fabrics.


Creases in textile fabrics diminish, at varying rates, on removal of the creasing forces. The magnitude of the crease recovery angle is an indication of the ability of a fabric to recover from accidental creasing.


A crease is formed by folding a rectangular specimen of prescribed dimensions and subjecting it to a specified load for a given time. On removal of the load, the specimen is allowed to recover for a specified time and the crease recovery angle measured.


Tissue is placed inside the folded specimens to counteract any tendency for the two surfaces of the specimen to adhere.


The loading device has provision for applying two different loads. Two templates are supplied for alternative specimen sizes.


The optional 500g weight is required for AATCC Test Method 66.


The Scott Type Crease Flex Abrasion Tester is for evaluating volumetric loss of a specimen whilst being flexed and abraded simultaneously. James Heal do not manufacture this type of instrument.


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