Textile Encyclopedia

Dimensional Change

Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering (AATCC TM135)

This test method is intended for the determination of dimensional (length and width) changes of fabrics when subjected to home laundering procedures. Four washing temperatures, three agitation cycles, and four drying procedures provide standard parameters to represent common home care options.


Dimensional Changes of Fabrics: Accelerated (AATCC TM187)

This test method is an accelerated procedure for the determination of the dimensional change of fabrics. The procedure uses an apparatus with programmable settings that simulate multiple home or commercial laundering actions as well as wet processing operations.