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TM124-TM 124 Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Home Laundering

TM124-TM 124 Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Home Laundering

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AATCC Test Method 124-2018, Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Home Laundering


Developed in 1967 by AATCC Committee RA61; revised 1969, 1975, 1982, 1989 (with title change), 1992, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009 (with title change), 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018 (with title change); editorially revised 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2012; reaffirmed 1973; editorially

revised and reaffirmed 1978, 1984, 2001. Technically equivalent to ISO 7768.



         This test method and its accompanying three-dimensional smoothness appearance replica set were developed for evaluation of woven fabrics with a durablepress finish. It is common industry practice

to use the method and scales for evaluation of other textile materials although some specimens may have different appearance characteristics due to different fabric constructions.

         Standard laundering procedures remain consistent to allow valid comparison of results. Standard procedures represent, but may not exactly replicate, current consumer practices, which vary over time

and among households. Alternate laundering procedures and machine parameters may be found in Laboratory Procedure (LP) 1, Home Laundering: Machine Washing, (see 12.3).


1. Purpose and Scope

1.1 This test method is intended to determine the smoothness appearance of fabrics after being subjected to home laundering procedures. Several washing and drying procedures provide standard parameters to represent common home care options.

1.2 Any washable fabric (woven, knitted or nonwoven) may be evaluated for smoothness appearance using this method.


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