Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Quality Characteristic

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9676

Any dimension, property, aspect of appearance, surface finish, or performance specification that helps to determine the acceptability of a product or its ability to perform particular design functions. Most quality characteristics are measurable and therefore objective, but some, such as odor or texture, may be subjective and may be determined by the judgment of an expert or a panel of potential consumers of the product.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
    • 1
  1. 1.AtlantaUSA