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Absorbency Testing

Test Method(s):
    · AATCC/ASTM Test Method TS-018
    · AATCC Test Method 79

AATCC/ASTM Test Method TS-018, Procedure for Absorbency

Scope: This test method is designed to measure the water absorbency of textiles by measuring the time it takes a drop of water placed on the fabric surface to be completely absorbed into the fabric.

  • Sample is placed over the top of a beaker so that the center is unsupported
  • A measured drop of water is placed on the fabric 1 cm from the surface
  • Time is recorded until the water drop absorbs completely

 


 

AATCC Test Method 79, Absorbency of Textiles

Scope: This test measures a fabrics propensity to take up water.

  • Sample is placed in an embroidery hoop with all creases out of it
  • A burette dispenses a drop of water onto the surface of the fabric from a distance of 9.5mm below the burette
  • Time is recorded until the water drop absorbs completely