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Formaldehyde Testing

Test Method(s):
    · AATCC Test Procedure 112 & Japanese Law 112

Formaldehyde is a carcinogen used in some consumer product finishes.

Formaldehyde Release - Japanese Law 112 method

  • Simulated skin exposure
  • Uses a water extraction and a spectrophotometer reading. This can pose a problem for fabrics that use certain softeners and direct dyes. These finishes can cause the extraction to be cloudy or tinted which can result in a false positive
  • Results reported in ppm (parts per million)
  • Acceptance criteria cannot be compared to AATCC 112 Sealed Jar Method

 



 

Formaldehyde Release - AATCC Test Procedure 112 Sealed Jar Method

  • Provides accelerated storage conditions and an analytical means for determining the amount of formaldehyde released under the conditions of accelerated storage (AATCC 112, Durbin Extraction).
  • Simulated released formaldehyde – breathing exposure
  • Uses an incubator, sealed jar, and water bath which is then read on a spectrophotometer
  • No issues with cloudy or tinted extraction
  • Results reported in ppm (parts per million)
  • Acceptance criteria cannot be compared to Japanese Law Method