AATCC Test Method 97-2013
Extractable Content of Textiles

Developed in 1960 by AATCC Committee RA34

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is for determining the amount of water, enzyme and organic solvent extractable matter of fibers, yarns or fabrics containing cellulosic fibers and blends of cellulose and other fiber types in their greige and/or prepared state of processing.

2.  Principle

2.1  Water and enzyme soluble non-fibrous matter is removed from a test specimen by specified exposure to hot water, followed by an amylase solution.  Oils, fats and waxes are removed by hexanes solvent extraction.

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