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Test Method: SATRA TM209

Dimensional stability to washing

May 2002

SCOPE

This test method is intended to determine the dimensional stability of fabrics, fabric assemblies and garments to washing in water in a laboratory wash test machine. The method is applicable to all fabrics and to fabric samples cut from garments.

PRINCIPLE

A conditioned test specimen is measured then washed, together with a ballast load of fabrics, in a washing machine, under controlled conditions at a specified temperature in detergent treated water. The test specimen is dried, reconditioned, remeasured, and changes in its dimensions are calculated. The test specimen is then finished using an appropriate finishing treatment, reconditioned, remeasured, and changes in its dimensions again calculated.

REFERENCES

BS EN 23758: 1994 - Textiles - Care labelling code using symbols.
BS EN ISO 6330: 2001 - Textiles - Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing.
ISO 3758: 1991 - Textiles - Care labelling code using symbols.

HISTORY

First issued May 2002.

AVAILABILITY

This test method is available to members and non-members.

PRICE (ex. VAT)

This price is for a printed copy of the Test Method.

  • Members: £65
  • Non-members: £195

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