AATCC Test Method 176-2011

Speckiness of Colorant Dispersions: Evaluation of

Developed in 1992 by AATCC Committee RA87

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  Agglomerates in colorant dispersions may become apparent as specks on a continuously dyed (padded) or on a printed fabric, especially when pale and light shades are produced.
1.2  This test method is designed to determine speckiness, primarily of disperse dye, vat dye and pigment dispersions.

2.  Principle

2.1  A dispersion of a dye is filtered through a polyester/cotton blend fabric.
2.2  The degree of speckiness is assessed visually


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