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TM135-TM 135 Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering

TM135-TM 135 Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering

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AATCC Test Method 135-2018, Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering


Developed in 1970 by AATCC Committee RA42; reaffirmed 1973, 2000; revised 1978, 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 (with title change), 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018; editorially revised 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2016; editorially revised and reaffirmed 1992. Related to ISO 3759.



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 and LP2, Home Laundering: Hand Washing (see 12.3).


1. Purpose and Scope

1.1 This test method is intended for the determination of dimensional (length and width) changes of fabrics when subjected to home laundering procedures. Four washing temperatures, three agitation cycles,

and four drying procedures provide standard parameters to represent common home care options.

1.2 This test is applicable to all fabrics suitable for home laundering.


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