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Offered Tests:

AATCC/ASTM TS-001

  • Colorfastness to Chlorine Bleach
  • Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach

AATCC 61 5A

  • Colorfastness to Chlorine Bleach

AATCC 188

  • Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach in Home Laundering

AATCC 8

  • Colorfastness to Crocking - Wet and Dry

ISO 105-X12:2001

  • Colour Fastness to Crocking/Rubbing

CAN/CGSB 4.2 No. 22-2004

  • Colorfastness to Crocking

AATCC 61

  • Colorfastness to Laundering - Accelerated
  • Option 1A: Textiles expected to withstand repeated hand laundering at low temperatures
  • Option 1B: Textiles expected to withstand repeated hand laundering at cool temperatures
  • Option 2A: Textiles expected to withstand repeated low temperature machine laundering in the home
  • Option 3A: Washing of textiles considered washable under vigorous conditions
  • Option 4A: Textiles laundered in the presence of available chlorine
  • Option 5A: Textiles that may be laundered in the presence of available chlorine

CAN/CGSB 4.2 No.19.1-2004 (#2)

  • Colorfastness to Laundering - Accelerated

AATCC/ASTM TS-007

  • Colorfastness After Actual Home Laundering

AATCC 16: E, 3 or 16.3

  • Colorfastness to Light: Xenon Arc
  • Option E, 3, or 16.3

ISO 105-B02:1994

  • Colour fastness to Artificial Light - Xenon Arc Fading Lamp Test

CAN/CGSB 4.2 18.3-97

  • Colorfastness to Artificial Light - Xenon Arc Fading Lamp Test

AATCC 172

  • Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach

AATCC 15

  • Colorfastness to Perspiration - Acid Perspiration Solution Only
  • Colorfastness to Perspiration - Acid and Alkaline Perspiration Solution

ISO 105-E04:1994

  • Colorfastness to Perspiration

CAN/CGSB 4.2 No.23-M90

  • Colourfastness to Perspiration

DIN V 53160-1 2002

  • Colorfastness to Saliva

AATCC 107

  • Colorfastness to Water

ISO 105-E01:2010

  • Colour astness to Water

CAN/CGSB-4.2 No.20-M89

  • Colourfastness to Water

AATCC 157

  • Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene

AATCC 107; ASTM D3597

  • Colorfastness to Solvent - Performance Specification for Woven Upholstery Fabrics

AATCC 106

  • Colorfastness to Sea Water

AATCC 104

  • Colorfastness to Water Spotting

AATCC 125

  • Colorfastness to Perspiration and Light

AATCC 163

  • Colorfastness: Dye Transfer in Storage; Fabric - Option I (48 hour room temp test)
  • Colorfastness: Dye Transfer in Storage; Fabric to Fabric - Option II (Accelerated 4 hour oven test)

AATCC 132

  • Colorfastness to Actual Dry Cleaning