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Thermal Effusivity to Simulate and Measure Cool Feel Flooring

November 25, 2020


Jeff Retallick


Joli McGraw


The measurement of warm touch and cool feel, referred to as thermal effusivity, can be used to compare synthetic materials to their authentic counterparts. As manufacturing synthetic and composite materials have become increasingly popular, the need for materials that look and feel like the authentic material has also grown. In this webinar, we compare various types of laminate flooring to authentic hardwood, qualitatively comparing the results attained using our Thermal Effusivity Meter (TPS-EFF).


Jeff Retallick is a Applications Scientist at Thermtest with a MSc. In Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick.

TAGS: ASTM D7984-16, Thermal Effusivity, Cool Feel, Warm Touch, Real Feel Materials, Synthetics

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