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Moisture Wicking Test Procedure for Yarn and Thread

Why is a wicking test necessary? Through the process of conducting a wicking test, manufacturers of wire and cable can be assured that the yarn or fiber used will provide water-resistant characteristics that allow the exterior coating and seams to bond more strongly and resist mold and other fungal growth - ultimately making your product structure stronger and more durable.

Moisture-Wicking-Test-Guide.pngThe yarn wicking test method is simple, and includes the following:

  • Test Scope
  • Detailed Test Requirements
  • ASTM Designations
  • Detailed Procedure
  • Chemical Solutions


Learn how to test moisture wicking properties of yarns and fibers for non-wicking applications.

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