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AATCC TM215, Test Method for Soil Release: Household Soils
Developed in 2023 by AATCC Committee RA56.
1.1 This test method measures the ability of fabrics to release household soils during home laundering. Standard laundering procedures represent, but may not exactly replicate, current consumer practices, which vary by sample, over time and among households. Alternate soils or care procedures may be addressed by modifications of this method or other methods, including AATCC TM130, Test Method for Soil Release: Oily Stain Release. In this method, a soil is forced into the fabric before laundering. To evaluate a fabric’s ability to repel oils, use AATCC TM118, Test Method for Oil Repellency: Hydrocarbon Resistance.
2. Purpose and Scope
2.1 This test method is designed to measure and evaluate the ability of fabrics and garments to release typical household soils during home laundering.
2.2 The method is applicable to textile fabrics suitable for home laundering, particularly those with soil-release finishes. It is not applicable to yarns and fibers.
2.3 This method is not intended to evaluate differences or efficacy in commercial detergents or laundering equipment.
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