Test Method 132-2009
in 1969 by AATCC Committee RA43
Purpose and Scope
This test method is intended for determining the colorfastness of textiles to
all kinds to drycleaning.
1.2 The test method is neither suitable for
the evaluation of the durability of textile finishes, nor is it intended for use
in evaluating the resistance of colors to spot and stain removal procedures used
by the drycleaner.
1.3 This test method gives an indication of results
to be obtained from three commercial drycleanings.
A specimen of the textile in contact with cotton fabric, multifiber swatch and
noncorrodible steel discs is agitated in perchloroethylene and then dried in air.
Any change in color of the specimen is then assessed with the Standard
Gray Scale for Color Change.
2.2 Any staining is assessed by using the
Gray Scale for Staining or the Chromatic Transference Scale.
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