AATCC Test Method 17-2014
Wetting Agents, Evaluation of


Developed in 1932 by AATCC Committee RA8; Jurisdiction Transferred to Committee RA63 in 2003

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method determines the efficiency of ordinary commercial wetting agents.

2.  Principle

2.1  A weighted cotton test skein is dropped into a tall cylinder containing a water solution of a wetting agent.  The time required for a string stirrup connecting the weight and the skein to relax is recorded as the sinking time.

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