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M004-M4-M 4 High Efficiency Washers in North America

M004-M4-M 4 High Efficiency Washers in North America

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Developed in 2008 by AATCC CommitteeRA88; numbered in 2011.


1. Background on Fabric Softeners

 1.1 1.1 While AATCC and other testingand development groups have used standard reference detergents since the 1960s, there has been no standard reference for fabric softeners. In 2017, about 80% of U.S. households regularly use fabric softeners in their laundering process. The most popular methods of applying softeners to textiles in the home are rinse cycle softeners and dryer sheet softeners. Rinse cycle softeners are used in more than 40% of U.S. households while dryer sheets are used in more than 60% of households, with some households using both forms. This monograph provides information on liquid fabric softener used in home laundering.


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