AATCC Test Method 169-2009
Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
Developed in 1987 by AATCC Committee RA64
1. Purpose and Scope
This test method provides a procedure for the exposure of textile materials of
all kinds, including coated fabrics and products made thereof, in an artificial
weathering apparatus using controlled conditions of test. This test method
includes procedures for both controlled wetting and no wetting of the specimen.
2.1 Samples of the textile material to be tested and the agreed upon comparison standard are exposed simultaneously to a xenon lamp source under specified conditions. Resistance of the test material to degradation is compared to that of a comparison standard.
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