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AATCC TM170-1987e6(2017)e, Dusting Propensity of Powder Dyes
Developed in 1987 by Committee RA87; editorially revised and reaffirmed 1988, 1989 (title change), 1996; editorially revised 1992, 2004, 2008, 2019; reaffirmed 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2017.
1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 This test method provides a standard method for the evaluation of dusting properties of powder dyes.
1.2 The method of assessment permits the assignment of a numerical rating describing the degree of dusting; or, conversely, the degree of non-dusting of powder dyes
1.3 This test method is not intended for a quantitative determination of dusting. Water soluble dyes may give an inferior rating than an equal amount of dusting caused by disperse dyes. Further studies indicated that not all factors; i.e., humidity, are fully controlled. Also the method does not distinguish between slow and fast settling dust.
2.1 Three, approximately equal, weighed portions of a 10 g powder dye sample are dropped consecutively and rapidly into a funnel which has a wet filter paper collar on the stem and is fitted into a cylinder. Any dust which forms rises and settles on the pre-wet filter paper collar.
2.2 The resulting coloration on the filter paper is then compared to a series of five standards and a numerical rating is assigned.
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