Colourfastness tests to be addressed include crocking, light, washing, and perspiration. Tests for evaluating physical properties will include dimensional change, skewness, soil release, water repellency and resistance, and appearance retention. AATCC staff will discuss and demonstrate these procedures and registrants will be involved in hands-on participation, said AATCC in a media statement.
Sessions will be conducted on colour basics and measurement. Participants will be shown how to use the AATCC Gray Scales for staining and colour change and the AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale.
Random Tumble Pilling Tester, D 3512; Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method), D 4966; and Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics, D4970 will also be discussed and demonstrated.
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, US, AATCC provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world. (PC)
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