Test Method 96-2012
Developed in 1960 by AATCC Committee RA42
1. Purpose and Scope
This test method is used for the determination of dimensional changes of woven
and knitted fabrics made of fibers other than wool when subjected to laundering
procedures commonly used in a commercial laundry. A range of laundering
test procedures from severe to mild is provided to allow simulation of the types
of laundering found in commercial laundry. Five drying test procedures are
established to cover the drying techniques used.
2.1 The dimensional change of woven and knitted fabric specimens subjected to washing, drying and restoration procedures typical of commercial laundering are determined by measuring changes in bench mark distances applied to the fabric before laundering.
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