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W. Gallay. Textural properties of paper: measurements and fundamental relationships. In The Fundamental Properties of Paper Related to its Uses, Trans. of the Vth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 1973, (F. Bolam, ed.), pp 684–695, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The textural properties discussed include surface softness and bulk softness in tissues and towelling, handle in printing and writing papers and drape in non-wovens. These properties are discussed in terms of individual measurable factors and complexities are shown. Inadequacies of objective test methods are described and the necessity for subjective judgment noted. A brief account is given of psycho-physics in the field of tactile perception and examples are given of its basis and application in subjective testing. Tactile perception is shown to provide a high degree of accuracy and precision.

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