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  • Test Methods

    AATCC Test Methods (Click to view test methods)
    Test Method NumberTest Method Name
    AATCC TM6Colorfastness to Acids and Alkalis
    AATCC TM8Colorfastness to Crocking: Crockmeter
    AATCC TM15Colorfastness to Perspiration
    AATCC TM16.1Colorfastness to Light: Outdoor
    AATCC TM16.2Colorfastness to Light: Carbon-Arc
    AATCC TM16.3Colorfastness to Light: Xenon-Arc
    AATCC TM17Wetting Agents, Evaluation of
    AATCC TM20Fiber Analysis: Qualitative
    AATCC TM20AFiber Analysis: Quantitative
    AATCC TM22Water Repellency: Spray
    AATCC TM23Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes
    AATCC TM26Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles: Accelerated
    AATCC TM27Wetting Agents: Evaluation of Rewetting Agents
    AATCC TM30Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textile Materials
    AATCC TM35Water Resistance: Rain
    AATCC TM42Water Resistance: Impact Penetration
    AATCC TM43Wetting Agents for Mercerization
    AATCC TM61Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated
    AATCC TM66Wrinkle Recovery of Woven Fabrics: Recovery Angle
    AATCC TM70Water Repellency-Tumble Jar Dynamic Absorption
    AATCC TM76Electrical Surface Resistivity of Fabrics
    AATCC TM79Absorbency of Textiles
    AATCC TM81pH of the Water-Extract from Wet Processed Textiles
    AATCC TM82Fluidity of Dispersions of Cellulose from Bleached Cotton Cloth
    AATCC TM84Electrical Resistance of Yarns
    AATCC TM86Drycleaning: Durability of Applied Designs and Finishes
    AATCC TM88BSeam Smoothness in Fabrics after Home Laundering
    AATCC TM88CCrease Retention in Fabrics after Home Laundering
    AATCC TM89Mercerization in Cotton
    AATCC TM90Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of Textile Materials: Agar Plate
    AATCC TM92Chlorine, Retained, Tensile Loss: Single Sample
    AATCC TM93Abrasion Resistance of Fabrics: Accelerotor
    AATCC TM94Finishes in Textiles: Identification
    AATCC TM96Dimensional Changes in Commercial Laundering of Woven and Knitted Fabrics Except Wool
    AATCC TM97Extractable Content of Textiles
    AATCC TM98Alkali in Bleach Baths Containing Hydrogen Peroxide
    AATCC TM100Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of
    AATCC TM101Colorfastness to Bleaching with Hydrogen Peroxide
    AATCC TM102Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide by Potassium Permanganate Titration
    AATCC TM103Bacterial Alpha-Amylase Enzymes used in Desizing
    AATCC TM104Colorfastness to Water Spotting
    AATCC TM106Colorfastness to Water: Sea
    AATCC TM107Colorfastness to Water
    AATCC TM109Colorfastness to Ozone in the Atmosphere Under Low Humidities
    AATCC TM110Whiteness of Textiles
    AATCC TM111Weather Resistance of Textiles: Exposure to Daylight and Weather
    AATCC TM112Formaldehyde Release from Fabric: Sealed Jar
    AATCC TM114Chlorine, Retained, Tensile Loss: Multiple Sample
    AATCC TM115Electrostatic Clinging of Fabrics: Fabric-to-Metal
    AATCC TM116Colorfastness to Crocking: Rotary Vertical Crockmeter
    AATCC TM117Colorfastness to Heat: Dry (Excluding Pressing)
    AATCC TM118Oil Repellency: Hydrocarbon Resistance
    AATCC TM119Colorfastness to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Screen Wire
    AATCC TM120Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Emery
    AATCC TM121Carpet Soiling: Visual Rating
    AATCC TM122Carpet Soiling: Service Soiling
    AATCC TM124Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Home Laundering
    AATCC TM125Colorfastness to Perspiration and Light
    AATCC TM127Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure
    AATCC TM128Wrinkle Recovery of Fabrics: Appearance
    AATCC TM129Colorfastness to Ozone in the Atmosphere Under High Humidities
    AATCC TM130Soil Release: Oily Stain Release
    AATCC TM131Colorfastness to Steam Pleating
    AATCC TM132Colorfastness to Drycleaning
    AATCC TM133Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing
    AATCC TM134Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets
    AATCC TM135Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering
    AATCC TM137Rug Back Staining on Vinyl Tile
    AATCC TM138Cleaning: Washing of Textile Floor Coverings
    AATCC TM140Dye and Pigment Migration in a Pad-Dry Process
    AATCC TM141Compatibility of Basic Dyes for Acrylic Fibers
    AATCC TM142Appearance of Flocked Fabric after Home Laundering and/or Coin-Op Drycleaning
    AATCC TM143Appearance of Apparel and Other Textile End Products After Home Laundering
    AATCC TM144Alkali in Wet Processed Textiles: Total
    AATCC TM146Dispersibility of Disperse Dyes: Filter
    AATCC TM147Antibacterial Activity of Textile Materials: Parallel Streak
    AATCC TM148Light Blocking Effect of Textiles and Related Materials: Photodetector
    AATCC TM149Chelation Value of Aminopolycarboxylic Acids and Their Salts: Calcium Oxalate
    AATCC TM150Dimensional Changes of Garments after Home Laundering
    AATCC TM154Thermal Fixation Properties of Disperse Dyes
    AATCC TM157Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene
    AATCC TM158Dimensional Changes on Drycleaning in Perchloroethylene: Machine
    AATCC TM159Transfer of Acid and Premetallized Acid Dyes on Nylon
    AATCC TM161Color Change of Disperse Dyes Caused by Metals, with and without Chelating Agent
    AATCC TM162Colorfastness to Water: Chlorinated Pool
    AATCC TM163Colorfastness to Storage: Dye Transfer
    AATCC TM164Colorfastness to Oxides of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere Under High Humidities
    AATCC TM165Colorfastness to Crocking: Textile Floor Coverings-Crockmeter
    AATCC TM167Foaming Propensity of Disperse Dyes
    AATCC TM168Chelation Value of Polyaminopolycarboxylic Acids and Their Salts: Copper PAN
    AATCC TM169Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
    AATCC TM170Dusting Propensity of Powder Dyes
    AATCC TM171Carpets: Cleaning of, Hot Water Extraction
    AATCC TM172Colorfastness to Powdered Non-Chlorine Bleach in Home Laundering
    AATCC TM173Calculation of Small Color Differences for Acceptability
    AATCC TM174Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of New Carpets
    AATCC TM175Stain Resistance: Pile Floor Coverings
    AATCC TM176Speckiness of Colorant Dispersions
    AATCC TM179Skew Change in Fabrics After Home Laundering
    AATCC TM182Relative Color Strength of Dyes in Solution
    AATCC TM183Transmittance or Blocking of Erythemally Weighted Ultraviolet Radiation through Fabrics
    AATCC TM184Dusting Behavior of Dyes
    AATCC TM185Chelating Agents: Percent Content in Hydrogen Peroxide Bleach Baths; Copper PAN Indicator
    AATCC TM186Weather Resistance: UV Light and Moisture Exposure
    AATCC TM187Dimensional Changes of Fabrics: Accelerated
    AATCC TM188Colorfastness to Sodium Hypchlorite Bleach in Home Laundering
    AATCC TM189Flourine Content of Carpet Fibers
    AATCC TM190Colorfastness to Home Laundering with Activated Oxygen Bleach Detergent: Accelerated
    AATCC TM191Acid Cellulase Enzymes, Effect of: Top Loading Washer
    AATCC TM192Weather Resistance of Textiles: Sunshine-Arc Lamp Exposure with and without Wetting
    AATCC TM193Aqueous Liquid Repellency: Water/Alcohol Solution Resistance
    AATCC TM194Anti-House Dust Mite Properties of Textiles under Long-Term Test Conditions
    AATCC TM195Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics
    AATCC TM196Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite of a Textile Floor Covering
    AATCC TM197Vertical Wicking of Textiles
    AATCC TM198Horizontal Wicking of Textiles
    AATCC TM199Drying Time of Textiles: Moisture Analyzer
    AATCC TM200Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow
    AATCC TM201Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate
    AATCC TM202Relative Hand Value of Textiles: Instrumental
    AATCC TM203Light Blocking Effect of Textiles: Spectrophotometric
    AATCC TM204Water Vapor Transmission of Textiles
    AATCC TM205Carpet: Liquid Penetration by Spillage
    AATCC TM206Free and Hydrolyzed Formaldehyde: Water Extraction
    AATCC TM207Seam Twist in Garments Before and After Home Laundering
    AATCC TM208Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Using a Restraint
    AATCC TM209pH and Total Alkali in Wet Processed Textiles: Combined
    AATCC TM210Electrical Resistance Before & After Various Exposure Conditions
    AATCC TM211Reduction of Bacterial Odor on Antibacterial-Treated Textiles

    Laboratory ProceduresEvaluation ProceduresMonographsUpdatesMethod Development

    Each AATCC standard is reviewed at least once every five years. Be sure to use and reference only the most current versions.

    Designation
    Letters indicate the type of standard: TM = test method, LP = laboratory procedure, EP =  Evaluation Procedure, M = monograph. Each AATCC standard is designated by a number followed by the year of last technical revision. The last subsequent reaffirmation may appear in parentheses. A small letter “e” indicates editorial changes, and a small letter “t” indicates additional technical changes in the same year.
    Click here for a full explanation of standard designations.

    Revisions
    The following AATCC test methods and procedures have been revised or reaffirmed since the publication of the 2020 AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. In accordance with AATCC M13, Rules of Procedure for AATCC Test Method and Technology Committees, all technical changes are unanimously approved by the responsible research committee and the Technical Committee on Research (TCR) before publication.

    New Title for AATCC Manual:  AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures.
    AATCCTM16.3-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Light:Xenon-Arc:  Revised to update Options 1,2 & 3 flow charts.
    AATCC TM20A-2020, Test Method for Fiber Analysis: Quantitative:  Revised for clarity and to update Tables I and II.
    AATCC TM23-2015e (2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes:  Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM26-2020, Test Method for Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles: Accelerated:  Revised to clarify and align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM61-2013e(2020),Test Method for Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated:  Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM70-2015e2(2020),Test Method for Water Repellency: Tumble Jar Dynamic Absorption: Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM94-2020, Test Method for Finishes in Textiles: Identification: Revised to update the spectra, revise the text in existing sections, and add new sections for clarity.
    AATCC TM97-2020, Test Method for Extractable Content of Textiles:  Revised to clarify safety requirements.
    AATCC TM112-2020, Test Method for Formaldehyde Release from Fabric, Determination of: Sealed Jar Method:  Revised   Revision updated multiple sections for clarity.
    AATCC TM118-2020, Test Method for Oil Repellency: Hydrocarbon Resistance Test:  Revised to several sections for clarity and to align format with AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM125-2013e2(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Perspiration and Light: Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    TM133 AATCC TM133-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing:  Revised to align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM157-2016(2017)e2, Test Method for Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene: Editorially revised to transfer Jurisdiction from RA92 to RA87 and to align History to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM163-2013e(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Storage: Dye Transfer:  Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM164-2015e(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Oxides of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere under High Humidities: Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM169-2020, Test Method for Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure:  Revised to add references standards, added Appendix B, and various editorial changes.
    AATCC TM183-2020, Test Method for Transmittance or Blocking of Erythemally Weighted Ultraviolet Radiation through Fabrics: Revised to add references to verification fabric and UPF compilation, and to align format with AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM184-1998e2(2020), Test Method for Dusting Behavior of Dyes: Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM195-2017(e3), Test Method for Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics: Editorially Revised to reference LP1 and LP2 instead of M6, which has been removed.
    AATCC TM196-2011(2013)e3, Test Method for Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite of a Textile Floor Covering: Editorially Revised to add Table I, which was previously omitted and with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM198-2011e3(2020), Test Method for Horizontal Wicking of Textiles: Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM202-2012(2020),Test Method for Relative Hand Value of Textiles: Instrumental:  Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC TM206-2020, Test Method for Free and Hydrolyzed Formaldehyde: Water Extraction:  Revised to update multiple sections for clarity.
    AATCC TM210-2019(2020), Test Method for Electrical Resistance Before & After Various Exposure Conditions:  Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC EP1-2020, Evaluation Procedure for Gray Scale for Color Change:  Revised to include Gray Scale maintenance and replacement instructions approved by the committee in 2018, but omitted from the previously published version; history section added to align with style guidelines.
    AATCC EP2-2020, Evaluation Procedure for Gray Scale for Staining:  Revised to include Gray Scale maintenance and replacement instructions approved by the committee in 2018, but omitted from the previously published version; history section added to align with style guidelines.
    AATCC EP5-1996e2(2020), Evaluation Procedure for Fabric Hand Value:  Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC EP13-2018e2(2020), Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textiles:   Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC LP2-2018e (2020), Laboratory Procedure for Home Laundering: Hand Washing: Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.
    AATCC M12-2020, AATCC Style Guide for Writing Test Methods and Procedures:  Revised to include Designation and History sections, along with various updates and clarifications.
    AATCC M14-2020, Guidance, and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult: New method developed by  Committee RA113, Emerging Issues Test Methods.

    Click here and scroll to Test Method Updates section to see the list of all changes in the most recent Technical Manual. (AATCC members only)

    Development
    Click here for information on the research committees that develop and maintain AATCC standards.
    Click here for details on the AATCC test method development process

    AATCC test methods, procedures, and monographs are developed by research committees through research, testing, and discussion, often taking several years of work. Simplicity, reproducibility, applicability, cost to perform, and the time to perform are all important considerations. The content of many AATCC standards form the basis of equivalent ISO documents.

    Before a standard is published in the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures, it must be approved by the responsible research committee and the Technical Committee on Research (TCR). During the first three years, each new standard is reviewed annually, at which time, on recommendation of the research committee and approval by TCR, it may be reaffirmed, revised, or withdrawn. After the first three years, each standard is reviewed at least every five years. The historical record of these actions is published at the beginning or end of each method.

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    Executive Committee on Research (ECR) Policies

  • UV Calibration

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    Spectrophotometer calibration is vital to accurate color measurement. And accurate measurement of textile color requires a textile standard.

    Program Description

    The fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) used in textiles have different UV absorption properties than those used for plastics and other non-textile materials. Calibration with the AATCC textile standard improves inter-instrument agreement for textile measurements over calibration with the white plaque supplied by the spectrophotometer manufacturer.  When retailer, brand, and manufacturer numbers agree, everyone can be more confident in approval decisions!

    Each shipment contains:
    – One certified textile UV calibration standard (TUVCS) with known CIE Whiteness value, traceable to a national standardizing lab
    – Certificate of Traceability
    – AATCC Evaluation Procedure 11: Spectrophotometer UV Energy Calibration Procedure for Optically Brightened Textiles
    A single reference standard may be used to calibrate up to three instruments in the same facility.

    Fees: Price $160.00
    For questions about UV Calibration, please contact Carrie Gray.

  • Laundering

    LP1 HOME LAUNDERING: MACHINE WASHING   LP2 HOME LAUNDERING: HAND WASHING

    BackgroundWashing MachinesTumble DryersDetergentResources

    For many years, laundering conditions and washing machine specifications were included in various AATCC test methods. They were updated by the test method committees as needed.

    In 1984, machine parameters were moved to AATCC M6 and maintained by AATCC Research Committee RA88, Home Laundering Technology. From 1984 to 2017, M6 was gradually expanded to include parameters for a wide range of home washing machines. There was no clear correlation among these machines. As technology changed, it became difficult for labs to obtain washers meeting the published specifications.

    In 2018, several research committees approved revised test methods with aligned, standard laundering conditions that are not expected to change for some time. Also in 2018, two new Laboratory Procedures were published with standard and alternate laundering conditions. AATCC LP1 and AATCC LP2 are complete laundering protocols that may be used in coordination with appearance evaluation, flammability preparation, or other procedures. AATCC LP1 replaces AATCC M6, but provides considerable additional information.

    Standard Conditions
    The manufacturers report that the following machines meet the parameters listed in the current versions of AATCC TM88B, TM88C, TM124, TM130, TM135, TM143, TM150, TM179, and TM207. These parameters are also listed in AATCC LP1, Home Laundering: Machine Washing, Table I. AATCC does not verify the parameters of washing machines or dryers.
    – SDL Atlas Vortex M6
    – Refond LaboWash RF6088W
    – Labtex LBT-M6
    – Introtech KMS-M6

    Alternate Conditions
    The manufacturers report that the following machines meet the parameters listed in the noted tables of AATCC LP1, Home Laundering: Machine Washing.
    – Introtech KMS-M6(Tables I, IIC, IID, IIIA, IIIB)
    – Labtex LBT-M6 (Tables I, IIC, IID, IIIA, IIIB)
    – Labtex LBT-M6T (Tables IIA 1.8-kg load only, IIB 1.8-kg load only)
    – Refond LaboWash RF6088W(Tables I, IIC, IID, IIIA, IIIB)
    – SDL Atlas Vortex M6 (Tables I, IIC, IID, IIIA, IIIB)
    – Whirlpool 3LWTW4840YW (Table IIC 3.6-kg load only)*
    – Whirlpool 3LWTW4815FW (Table IIIB 3.6-kg load only)*
    – Whirlpool 4KWTW4815FW (Table IIIB 3.6-kg load only)*
    – Whirlpool WTW5000DW (Table IIIC 3.6-kg load only, revised Delicate water level)*

    *On October 15, 2018, Whirlpool issued the following statement: “Due to the complexity of using a residential washer designed to calibrate the water levels based on load size and fabric types, we do not feel that our Whirlpool Residential Washers & Dryers will meet the needs of a standardized lab test unit in the future. Once the listed units are phased out, we will no longer pursue offering AATCC test machines.”

    WHIRLPOOL WASHER DETAILS 

    The manufacturers report that these machines meet the parameters listed in the current versions of AATCC test methods. These parameters are also listed in AATCC LP1, Home Laundering: Machine Washing, Table VI. AATCC does not verify the parameters of washing machines or dryers.
    – Introtech KMS-M6D
    – James Heal Accudry
    – Labtex LBT-M6D
    – Refond LaboDry RF6088D
    – Roaches Opti-Dry
    – SDL Atlas M223/1/2 Precision Tumble Dryer
    – SDL Atlas Vortex M6D
    – Whirlpool 3LWED4900YW
    – Whirlpool 3LWED4815FW (220 V/50 Hz/Single Phase)
    – Whirlpool 4KWED4815FW (220 V/60 Hz/Single Phase)
    – Whirlpool WED5000DW (220 V/60 Hz/Dual Phase)

     SCROLL DOWN FOR DETERGENT DETAILS! 

    Representative Formula
    AATCC standard reference detergents are formulated to have the performance of an “average” consumer detergent. This means the results you see in the lab are likely to match the results an end-product consumer sees at home. No false passes from using a high-end detergent in the lab. AATCC and comparable mid-level consumer detergents are compared for performance in dimensional change, color change, color staining, stain release, and general appearance tests.

    Consistent Production
    The recipes for AATCC detergents are the same lot-to-lot. Using standard detergent throughout your supply chain means one less variable to consider when comparing test data. You can count on closely-monitored consistency—every season, in every location. No need to worry about the impact of new formulas, scents, or additives on your results.

    Optical Brightener Options
    For colorfastness testing, the optical brighteners present in most detergents can interfere with specimen evaluation. AATCC standard reference detergents without optical brightener (WOB) let you assess color change due to the test procedure, without the added influence of brighteners. This makes it easier to determine whether a particular dye or process is suitable for your product. AATCC detergents are also available with brighteners for general appearance evaluations or other tests where it may be important to replicate the end-product consumer’s laundering experience.

    Detergent Details

    2003 Standard Reference DetergentAATCC 1993 Standard Reference DetergentAATCC High Efficiency Liquid Standard Reference DetergentActivated Oxygen Bleach (NOBS) & ActivatorCarpet Detergent

    Description
    – Powder
    – NOT for use in high efficiency (HE) washing machines (see AATCC Standard Reference High Efficiency Detergent)
    – Available with or without optical brightener
    – No phosphates, added colors, or added scents
    – Sold in buckets and drums

    Safety Data Sheets
    2003 AATCC Standard Reference Detergent (with brightener) DISCONTINUED PRODUCT
    2003 AATCC Standard Reference Detergent (without brightener, WOB) DISCONTINUED PRODUCT
    AATCC provides only the SDS version(s) listed above. Customers are responsible for any necessary translation or reformatting to comply with local regulations.

    Test Methods (with brightener)
    AATCC TM61
    AATCC TM96
    – Other industry standards

    Test Methods (without brightener)
    AATCC TM61
    – AATCC TM130
    AATCC TM172
    AATCC TM188
    AATCC TM190
    – Other industry standards

    PURCHASE WITH BRIGHTENER PURCHASE WITHOUT BRIGHTENER (WOB)

    Description
    – Powder
    – NOT for use in high efficiency (HE) washing machines (see AATCC Standard Reference High Efficiency Detergent)
    – Available with or without optical brightener
    – No phosphates, added colors, or added scents
    – Sold in buckets and drums

    Safety Data Sheets
    – AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent (with brightener) US English version  EU English version
    – AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent (without brightener, WOB)  US English version  EU English version
    AATCC provides only the SDS version(s) listed above. Customers are responsible for any necessary translation or reformatting to comply with local regulations.

    Standards (with brightener)
    The following standards call for AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent (with brightener):
    AATCC TM61 (with or without brightener)
    AATCC TM88B 
    AATCC TM88C
    AATCC TM96
    AATCC TM124 
    AATCC TM130
    AATCC TM135
    AATCC TM142
    AATCC TM143
    AATCC TM150
    AATCC TM179
    AATCC TM207
    – AATCC LP1 (standard conditions)
    AATCC LP2

    – 16 CFR §1610
    16 CFR §1615
    16 CFR §1616

    Standards (WOB)
    The following standards call for AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent WITHOUT brightener (WOB):
    AATCC TM61 (with or without brightener)
    AATCC TM167
    AATCC TM172
    AATCC TM188
    AATCC TM190
    AATCC LP1 (alternate conditions)
    AATCC LP2

    PURCHASE

    Description
    – Liquid
    – For use in high efficiency (HE) washing machines
    – Available without optical brightener
    – No phosphates, added colors, or added scents
    – Sold in 13-L buckets
    – Use 50 mL per 1.8-kg (4-lb) load

    HE vs. Regular Detergent (published by American Cleaning institute)

    Safety Data Sheets: AATCC Standard Reference High Efficiency Detergent (WOB)
    AATCC provides only the SDS version(s) listed above. Customers are responsible for any necessary translation or reformatting to comply with local regulations.

    Standards: AATCC LP1 (alternate conditions)

    Oxygen bleach and activator for use in AATCC Test Method 190 Colorfastness to Home Laundering with Activated Oxygen Bleach Detergent: Accelerated. Also used in ISO 105-C09 Colourfastness to domestic and commercial laundering.

    Description
    – Powder
    – 75 g sodium perborate monohydrate (PB1)
    – 100 g sodium nonanoyloxybenzene sulfonate (NOBS) activator

    AATCC Detergent 171 is used in AATCC TM171 Test Method for Carpets, Cleaning of: Hot Water Extraction.
    PURCHASE AATCC TM171 SAFETY DATA SHEET

    Description
    – Powder
    – For hot-water extraction cleaning of carpets

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