AATCC Test Method 135-2014
Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering


Developed in 1970 by AATCC Committee RA42 (Reaffirmed 2014)

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method is intended for the determination of dimensional changes of fabrics when subjected to home laundering procedures used by consumers.  Four washing temperatures, three agitation cycles, two rinse temperatures and four drying procedures cover the common home care options available to consumers using current laundering machines.

2.  Principle

2.1  The dimensional changes of fabric specimens subjected to home laundering care are measured using pairs of bench marks applied to the fabric before laundering.

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