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 The Research Institute for Flexible Materials (RiFLEX)

 RiFLEX was established with the remit to undertake funded research, PhD supervision, continuous education, conferences, publishing and community networking



The FILTex measures the Filtration Efficiency and Air Permeability.

The Filtration Efficiency can be measured under pressure less than 2.068kPa, 2.5 – 11 l/min flow rate. The aerosol can be generated from liquids with viscosity similar to water viscosity. Measured particles size can be between 10 nm – 1 micron.

Air Permeability is measured with a flow rate between 0.025 – 0.5 Nlpm.

The fabric that can be measured on FILTex can range from technical fabrics, nano-fabrics, membranes, laminated fabrics and shirting fabrics.