AATCC Test Method 165-2013

Colorfastness to Crocking:  Textile Floor Coverings—
Crockmeter Method
(title change)

Developed in 1986 by AATCC Committee RA57 (Reaffirmed 2013)

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is designed to determine the degree of color transfer from the surface of textile floor coverings to other surfaces by rubbing.  The intent is to reproduce as nearly as possible true-to-life situations in all constructions whether dyed, printed or otherwise colored.
1.2  Test procedures employing white test cloths, both dry and wet with water, are given.
1.3  As the use surface of a textile floor covering may be exposed to various conditions in true-to-life situations, such as antisoils, antistats, antimicrobials, etc., the test may be made before, after or before and after such situations.

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