AATCC Test Method 124-2011
Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Repeated Home Laundering

Developed in 1967 by AATCC Committee RA61

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is designed to evaluate the smoothness appearance of flat fabric specimens after repeated home laundering.
1.2  Any washable fabric may be evaluated for smoothness appearance using this method.
1.3  Fabrics of any construction, such as woven, knit and nonwoven, may be evaluated according to this method.

2.  Principle

2.1  Fabric specimens are subjected to standard home laundering practices.   A choice is provided of hand or machine washing, alternative machine wash cycles and temperatures, and alternative drying procedures being provided.  Evaluation is performed using a standard lighting and viewing area by rating the appearance of specimens in comparison with appropriate reference standards.


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