AATCC Test Method 120-2009
Developed in 1967 by AATCC Committee RA29
1. Purpose and Scope
This test method is intended for evaluating the resistance of colored fabrics
to changes in shade caused by flat abrasion. It can be used for all colored
fabrics, but is especially sensitive to poor dye penetration in all-cotton fabrics
and to abrasion-caused changes in color of union-dyed blends.
1.1 The fabric specimen is mounted over a diaphragm inflated under controlled air pressure and rubbed multidirectionally against an emery abradant surface mounted on a weighted head. Any change in color of specimen is evaluated by comparison with the Gray Scale for Color Change.
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