Test Method 158-2011
Dimensional Changes on Drycleaning in Perchloroethylene:
in 1978 by AATCC Committee RA43
Purpose and Scope
This test method specifies a drycleaning procedure, using a commercial drycleaning
machine, for the determination of dimensional change of fabrics and garments after
drycleaning in perchloroethylene. It comprises processes for normal materials
and sensitive materials.
1.2 Very sensitive materials, which can be
cleaned only when special precautions are taken, are excluded from the scope of
1.3 The test method is intended only for the assessment
of dimensional changes undergone by a specimen subjected to a single drycleaning
and finishing operation. When it is desired to determine the amount of
progressive dimensional change, the method may be repeated a specified number
of times, normally not exceeding five cycles.
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