AATCC Test Method 157-2010
Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting:  Perchloroethylene


Developed in 1978 by AATCC Committee RA92

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is designed to measure the degree of color migration that occurs when a fabric is spotted with a drycleaning solvent.
1.2  Perchloroethylene is used because it is a common drycleaning solvent.

2.  Principle

2.1  A specimen, attached to a piece of white blotting paper, is placed specimen side up on a glass plate.  Perchloroethylene is placed on the center of the specimen.   The test is carried out at room temperature.  The staining of the blotting paper is evaluated.

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