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AATCC TM176-1996e(2017)e, Speckiness of Colorant Dispersions
Developed in 1992 by AATCC Committee RA87; reaffirmed 1993, 2006, 2017; editorially revised 1994, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2019; revised 1995, 1996 (with title change): editorially revised and reaffirmed 2001, 2011. Technically equivalent to IO 105-Z11.
1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 Agglomerates in colorant dispersions may become apparent as specks on a continuously dyed (padded) or on a printed fabric, especially when pale and light shades are produced.
1.2 This test method is designed to determine speckiness, primarily of disperse dye, vat dye and pigment dispersions.
2.1 A dispersion of a dye is filtered through a polyester/cotton blend fabric.
2.2 The degree of speckiness is assessed visually
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