Crease, Stiffness, Testers for paper and Fabric, Skewness, Bowing, Dimensional Stability through Shrinkage Template and Scale in fabric and Garments.

Skewness, Bowing, Dimensional Stability, Shrinkage Template and Scale

Shrinkage Template and Scale is used for finding accurate Skewness, Bowing, Dimensional Stability, Shrinkage through Template and Scale in fabric and Garments. 


B-Tex Engineering provides a Shrinkage Template & Scale which is calibrated and of high quality. 


Shrinkage Template & Scale also measures the dimensional changes in fabrics after laundering, dry cleaning etc.


Template and shrinkage scale made up of transparent polymer plate to apply standard pressure on test specimen. The Shrinkage Scale 15" & Template has a fine calibrated marking of 18" x 18" & 10" x 10" bench-marks. It ensures reading of laundered or dry-cleaned or washed or processed fabric or garment directly and accurately.   


Features of Shrinkage Template & Scale:

To determine directly the % dimensional change (shrinkage) in all types of fabrics.

Fine calibrated Shrinkage Template with 18" x 18" & 10" x 10" benchmarks length-wise & width-wise.

Calibrated scale to evaluate shrinkage & stretch directly Up to 15%.

Two fine tipped black & yellow fabric markers are supplied for accurate marking on light & dark colour fabrics.



How Shrinkage Template & Scale works?

The marking template should be placed on the specimen to be tested, making sure that the fabric is in flat position before marking.

Hold the template firm, and carefully mark the fabric through the eight slots of the template, to ensure that it does not move.

Now put the fabric in the washing machine or Dry Cleaning.

Dry the sample as per any of the method. It can either be Line Dry or Flat Dry or Tumble Dry.

To find the dimensional change read the Shrinkage/Stretch on 3 points on the Wrap side and 3 points on Weft Side.

Get the mean value of wrap-wise and weft wise readings to get the Accurate Shrinkage or Stretch.



The Shrinkage Template & Scale confirms with the international standards and comes under warranty. All this help provide customer satisfaction that promotes long term customer relationship which is our ultimate objective at B-Tex Engineering. 


Minimum 10 years part availability assurance from the date of Invoice.  


Details of Crease Recovery Tester and Stiffness Tester are as below. 

Crease Recovery Tester

Crease Recovery Tester determines the property of textiles to recover from creases by measurement of the recovery angle. 


Crease Recovery Tester at B-Tex Engineering is calibrated and of fine quality. The specimen is first creased under specified load for fixed time and is then transferred to the measurement device, where one end of the specimen is held in a spring loaded clamp and other is allowed to fall free under its own weight. Now one need to read the scale fixed to moving clamp to know the deflection of the clamped end from the horizontal. This angle gives the measure of the Crease Recovery Angle. Features of Crease Recovery Tester:

  • Made of heavy caste base with all parts of stainless steel
  • Imported Acrylic Sheet used for making the Rotating Dial.
  • To make the movement smooth the Dial moves in a Brass bush.
  • The same base has both the Steel Creasing Load and two Round Steel Plates for pressing the specimen.

Specifications of Crease Recovery Tester:

  • Size of the Test Specimen: 40mm x 15mm.
  • Creasing Load: 1 Kg. (Stainless Steel)
  • Angle Measurement: On an Engraved Circular Scale graduated in 1 deg.
  • Scale Measurement: 0-180 Degrees
  • Weight: 9 Kg

How Crease Recovery Tester works?

  • Fold the specimen and if the surfaces of the specimen have a tendency to stick together, place a piece of paper or aluminium foil, between the ends of specimen.
  • Place the folded specimen between the two leaves of the loading device and immediately apply the weight.
  • Start timing device, and after 5mins quickly but smoothly remove the weight from the first specimen.
  • Using tweezers transfer the folded specimen to the instrument’s circular specimen holder. Insert one end of the specimen between the clamps on the specimen holder, leaving the other end to hang freely.
  • While the specimen is in the holder, adjust the instrument to keep the free hanging end of the alignment with the vertical mark.
  • Finally, read and record the recovery angle from the circular scale 5 minutes after inserting the specimen into the clamp.


The Crease Recovery Tester confirms with the international standards and comes under warranty. All this help provide customer satisfaction that promotes long term customer relationship which is our ultimate objective at B-Tex Engineering. 


Minimum 10 years part availability assurance from the date of Invoice.  

Stiffness Tester for Paper and Fabric

Stiffness Tester is used to determine the stiffness of fabrics. 


B-Tex Engineering provides Stiffness Tester of high quality, of high standard and with specified warranty.   


Stiffness Tester provides a quick and accurate method of determining stiffness properties such as flexural rigidity of most textile fabrics and other flexible materials. The principle of Cantilever Test method is used in it.  


Features of Stiffness Tester:

  • It has a solid aluminium base with nylon foot-rest to keep the base horizontal.
  • The equipment’s parts are made of stainless steel.
  • It has a calibrated scale.

Specifications of Stiffness Tester: 


Angle of inclination of intersecting plane to horizontal: 41.5°
Load on test specimen: 10 ±2 gm / cm length
Over All Dimensions of the Instrument: 275mm (W) x 140mm (D) x 150 mm (H)
Net Weight of Instrument: 3 Kgs.  


How Stiffness Tester works?

  • The Stiffness Tester is placed on a level surface and the levels are checked with the help of the sprit level.
  • The fabric specimen has to be cut into a size of 150 x 25 mm, with the help of Acrylic Specimen Preparing Template.
  • The test specimen has to be placed flat on the platform of the instrument.
  • The calibrated scale is gently put on the fabric.
  • The marking on the acrylic plate of the Stiffness Tester has to be viewed in the mirror.
  • The scale has to be then gently slided till the leading edges of the test specimen moves away from the scale and bends down till it touches the two inclined lines.
  • In case the leading edge is twisted, make the centre point of the leading edge coincide with the plane. If the twist is more than 45° disregard the reading.
  • The reading on the scale is noted down.
  • The test has to be repeated 4 times and the average bending length has to be determined.
  • All the test samples have to be weighed and their length and width has to be measured and then their areas have to be calculated and weight per unit area determined.
  • Flexural rigidity and Bending modulus are then calculated using the appropriate formula.



Stiffness Tester confirms with the international standards and comes under warranty. All this help provide customer satisfaction that promotes long term customer relationship which is our ultimate objective at B-Tex Engineering. 



Minimum 10 years part availability assurance from the date of Invoice.