AATCC Test Method 114-2011
Chlorine, Retained, Tensile Loss:  Multiple Sample Method


Developed in 1965 by AATCC Committee RR35 (Editorially Revised and Reaffirmed 2011)

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is a simplified procedure for testing multiple samples to determine the potential damage that may be caused by chlorine bleaching.

2.  Principle

2.1  The samples are chlorine bleached in a domestic-type laundry machine, rinsed, dried and pressed between hot metal plates.  The damaging action of the retained chlorine is calculated from the difference in tensile strength before and after pressing.

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