Advanced Dyeing Solutions / Roaches International

This project will develop a new digital fabric evaluation system, which measures the tactile properties of a textile fabric, and then relays them over the internet, building an accurate reproduction and visualisation for a customer in a different location.

This example of digital communication of aesthetics links in closely with one of our core research themes and if commercialised, could reduce the need for excessive sampling, as well as reduce the time and resources involved in building a global customer base. As a result, it has the potential to slash costs, improve substantially through reduced waste, and reduce product development lead times. 

Roaches International Takes Fabric Evaluation Commercial

Sentire machine developed by Roaches International
Image: Roaches International

We see this as a fantastic opportunity for Roaches International to expand in to areas of textile measurement that have not been possible before. Once this technology has been fully released into the market place, the possibilities are huge. Not only will this be used for comparison of textile properties globally, but we also see interest from online retailers who would like to be able to accurately display the way that a particular fabric drapes on a person. The development of this technology will have a very positive impact on the continual growth of the Roaches International portfolio of products which will lead to the creation of jobs.

Sean O’Neill, Managing Director