Water Strike Through

This test measures the time for penetration of liquids through the support surface cover (strike-through).

Water Strike Through

Why this test is needed

The presence of moisture at the body cushion interface is known to be one of the strongest predictors of ulceration. How a support surface deals with moisture at the interface defines its value in managing.

How this test is performed

 A specified quantity of simulated urine is discharged under specified conditions onto a test piece of nonwoven material which is placed on a reference absorbent pad. The time taken for all the liquid to penetrate the material is measured.