AATCC Test Method 192-2013

Weather Resistance of Textiles: Sunshine-Arc Lamp Exposure With and Without Wetting

Developed in 2003 by AATCC Committee RA64

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test methods provides a means for determining the weather resistance of textile materials.

1.2 The test options described below are applicable to fibers, yarns and fabrics and products made therefrom, including coated fabrics, whether natural, colored, finished or unfinished. Test options included are:

A-Sunshine-Arc Lamp Exposure with Wetting

B-Sunshine-Arc Lamp Exposure without Wetting

2.  Principle

2.1  Test specimens and agreed upon comparison standard(s) are exposed simultaneously to light source under specified conditions of either relative humidity or wetting.


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