AATCC Test Method 107-2013
Colorfastness to Water


Developed in 1962 by AATCC Committee RA23

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is designed to measure the resistance to water of dyed, printed, or otherwise colored textile yarns and fabrics.
1.2  Distilled water or deionized water is used in this test method because natural (tap) water is variable in composition.

2.  Principle

2.1  The specimen, backed by multifiber test fabric, is immersed in water under specified conditions of temperature and time, and then placed between glass or plastic plates under specified conditions of pressure, temperature and time.  The change in color of the specimen and the staining of the attached multifiber test fabric are observed.

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