AATCC Test Method 175-2013

Stain Resistance:  Pile Floor Coverings

Developed in 1991 by AATCC Committee RA57 (Revised 2013)

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is used to determine the resistance to staining by acid food colors on pile floor coverings..

2.  Principle

2.1  A specimen of pile floor covering is stained with a small volume of a diluted aqueous solution of Food Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Red 40 adjusted to an acid pH.   After allowing the stained specimen to remain at controlled conditions for 24 ± 4 h, it is rinsed in water to remove all unused FD&C Red 40 dye. Any residual stain is assessed after drying.

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