Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method
in 2012 by AATCC Committee RA63 (Reaffirmed 2014)
As moisture management products have entered the marketplace, measurement of the drying characteristics of fabrics has gained additional importance. The 2008 AATCC-ASTM International’s Moisture Management Technical Supplement: Applicable to Apparel, Linens, and Soft Goods, contains three techniques for the measurement of drying times of fabrics. This test method is an additional approach to the drying test methods in the Technical Supplement.
1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 This test method determines the drying rate of a fabric, exposed to a prescribed volume of water, while in contact with a heated plate set at 37°C, the skin surface temperature at which the human body starts to perspire.
1.2 This method is applicable to all types of fabrics, including knits, wovens, and non-wovens, as well as to fabrics taken from end product items
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