Test Method 99-2004
Changes of Woven or Knitted Wool Textiles:
Relaxation, Consolidation and Felting
in 1960 by AATCC Committee RA42
Purpose and Scope
This method is an accelerated test for determination of relaxation, consolidation
and felting shrinkage of woven and knitted textiles containing 50% or more wool.
1.2 The overall dimensional change in a fabric during home laundering is
a significant performance factor to the ultimate consumer of the garment.
However, further analysis of the components of dimensional change is invaluable
to a fabric manufacturer, since it allows the fabric manufacturer to make appropriate
changes in design and processing of fabrics to reduce their tendency to change
dimensionally when washed.
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