Test Method 179-2012
Change in Fabric and Garment Twist
Resulting from Automatic Home Laundering
in 1994 by AATCC Committee RA42
Purpose and Scope
1.1 This test
method determines change in skewness in woven and knitted fabrics or twist in
garments when subjected to repeated automatic laundering procedures commonly use
in the home. Washing and drying procedures used for shrinkage tests and
other home laundering tests are specified for this method.
1.2 For some
fabrics the degree of twist of fabric in garments is not solely dependent on its
behavior in the unsewn state; it also may be dependent on the manner of garment
Change in skewness in fabric or twist in garment
specimens resulting from procedures typical of home laundering practices is measured
using bench marks applied to the specimens before laundering.
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