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AATCC Issues 2015 Technical Manual for Textile Testing

September 11, 2015

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has published their annual technical manual compiling test methods, evaluation procedures, and monographs for textile testing.

The 2015 Technical Manual contains the following new and revised entries:

Two New Test Methods

  • TM148-2014, Light Blocking Effect of Textiles and Related Materials: Photodetetector Method
  • TM203-2014, Light Blocking Effect of Textiles: Spectrophotometric Method

Revised Test Methods

  • TM16.1-2014, Colorfastness to Light: Outdoor
  • TM16.2-2014, Colorfastness to Light: Carbon Arc
  • TM16.3-2014, Colorfastness to Light: Xenon Arc

Revised to Add Information Regarding 4-Lb Versus 8-Lb Wash Loads

  • TM88B-2014, Smoothness of Seams in Fabrics after Repeated Home Laundering
  • TM88C-2014, Retention of Creases in Fabrics after Repeated Home Laundering
  • TM124-2014, Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Repeated Home Laundering
  • TM143-2014, Appearance of Apparel and Other Textile End Products after Repeated Home Laundering
  • TM20A-2014, Fiber Analysis: Quantitative
  • TM127-2014, Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test
  • TM135-2014, Dimensional Change of Fabrics after Home Laundering

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