Test Method 20-2011
Fiber Analysis: Qualitative
in 1955 by AATCC Committee RA24
Purpose and Scope
This test method describes the physical, chemical, and microscopical techniques
for identifying textile fibers used commerically in the United States.
Fibers may be examined in raw fiber form or taken from yarn or fabric.
These test methods may be used to identify generic fiber types as defined by the
Textile Fibers Products Identification Act and subsequent rules and regulations
of the Federal Trade Commission. Quantitative methods for determining percentages
in blends of fibers are covered by AATCC Test Method 20A, Fiber Analysis: Quantitative.
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