AATCC Test Method 200-2014


Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow Method

Developed in 2012 by AATCC Committee RA63 (Reaffirmed 2014)

As moisture management products have entered the marketplace, measurement of the drying characteristics of textiles has gained additional importance. The 2008 AATCC-ASTM International Moisture Management Technical Supplement: Applicable to Apparel, Linens, and Soft Goods contains three techniques for the measurement of drying times of textiles. This test method is an additional approach to the drying test methods outlined in the Technical Supplement.

1. Purpose and Scope

1.1 This test method determines the drying rate of textiles at their absorbent capacity.
1.2 This method is not for testing the drying rate for textiles taken from socks or hosiery.

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