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AATCC TM120-2019, Test Method for Colorfastness to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Emery
Developed in 1967 by AATCC Committee RR29 (Revised 2019; Editorially Revised 2016)
15.1 Revised (with title change) in 2019 for clarification and alignment of format with AATCC style.
15.2 Editorially revised 2016. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 2013. Editorially revised 2010. Reaffirmed 2009. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 2004. Reaffirmed 1999. Editorially revised 1997. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 1994. Reaffirmed 1989. Editorially revised 1986. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 1984. Editorially revised and reaffirmed 1980. Reaffirmed 1977. Reaffirmed 1974. Reaffirmed 1970.
15.3 Developed in 1967 by AATCC Committee RR29. Maintained by RA99.
1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 This test method is intended for evaluating the resistance of colored fabrics to changes in shade caused by flat abrasion.
1.2 It can be used for all colored fabrics, but is especially sensitive to poor dye penetration in all-cotton fabrics and to abrasion-caused changes in color of union-dyed blends.
2.1 The fabric specimen is mounted over a diaphragm inflated under controlled air pressure and rubbed multidirectionally against an emery abradant surface mounted on a weighted head. After rinsing and conditioning, specimens are evaluated for color change. Color change is reported as a grade from 5 to 1, with 5 representing no color change and 1 representing the most color change.
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