Test Method 86-2011
Developed in 1957 by AATCC Committee RA43
1. Purpose and Scope
This test method indicates the effect of repeated drycleanings on the durability
of applied-design or finish on textiles and other materials. It is also
applicable for evaluating the durability of applied design materials and finishing
agents manufactured for the use on fabrics and other products intended for apparel
and household use which are renovated in consumer service by commercial drycleaning
procedures. This test method is to be used for evaluating the resistance
of colors to spot and stain removal procedures used by the drycleaner.
2.1 A specimen is agitated in a solution of solvent and drycleaning detergent with steel balls to simulate the kind of mechanical action that occurs in a drycleaning machine. A large specimen is provided to produce a correlation with commercial conditions.
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