AATCC Test Method 150-2012
Dimensional Changes of Garments after Home Laundering

 

Developed in 1977 by AATCC Committee RA42

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is for the determination of dimensional changes of garments when subjected to home laundering procedures commonly used by consumers. Four washing temperatures, three agitation cycles, two rinse temeratures and four drying procedures cover the common home care options available to consumers using current laundering machines.
1.2  The dimensional changes of garments subjected to home laundering care procedures are measured using bench marks placed on designated areas of the garments.   Measured dimensional changes may be affected by garment construction, tensions, sewing threads or trims in addition to fabric dimensional change.

 

2.  Principle

2.1  The dimensional changes of garment specimens subjected to home laundering care procedures are measured using bench marks applied to the garment before laundering.


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