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How to do a fabric wash fastness test

Author:QINSUN Released in:2023-06 Click:167

When it comes to evaluating the durability of fabrics, wash fastness plays a crucial role. This method of testing color fastness to washing evaluates how well dyes and pigments adhere to fabric over repeated wash cycles. By understanding and implementing appropriate washfastness testing techniques, textile manufacturers can ensure their products meet quality standards and provide lasting color fastness. icle, we will examine the essential steps and considerations for conducting fabric washfastness testing.

Understanding fastness testers

Fastness testing is a crucial process in the textile industry to evaluate the color fastness and durability of fabrics. This wash fastness tester is used to test the degree of change in the color fastness of textiles when dyed after washing vused. Not only does it carry out a color fastness test when washed and also when washed dry.

Coloror fastness testing machine Feature
1. The design parameters of this washfastness tester are in accordance with ISO, BS, AATCC, JIS and SDC standards.
2. The box and test cup of this wash fastness tester are made of stainless steel material, it features anti-high temperature, acid-base and anti-corrosion functions.
3. Equipped with a door safety switch, can protect against burns or injuries.
4. Equipped with a process time counter and digital temperature controller, automatic temperature and time control, there is an alarm notice when the experiment ends.
5. Can adjust the cup mixing mode according to customer needs.

Preparation of fabric samples of washfastness tester

Before running the colorfastness test in the washIt is important to prepare the swatches properly. First, cut the fabric into even pieces of the desired size. Remove any loose threads or debris that could affect the test results. Make sure all samples are from the same lot or batch to maintain consistency.

Choice of test method for color fastness to washing

Multiple methods can be used to perform washfastness tests including ISO, BS, AATCC, JIS and SDC standards. Choose the method that suits your specific needs and regulations. Consider factors such as substance type, intended use and applicable industry standards when selecting the testing method.

Preparing the color fastness wash test solution
The test solution , which is used in the wash fastness test, beusually consists of water, detergent and other additives. When preparing the solution, carefully follow the guidelines given in the test standard. The concentration of the cleaning agent and the temperature of the water can vary depending on the test requirements.

Performing the wash fastness test

1. Pour water into the tank until it floods the rotating shaft.
2. Connect the 380V power supply and turn on the switch. (Press the anti-leak protection switch on the switch once a month).
3 .Turn on the power switch on the control panel.
4. Take out the cup, put the sample and steel balls into the cup. Put the cup back into the machine and close the door, the indicator light will go out.
5. Turn on the heater switch and set the target temperature and time.
Click \"Start\" to start the machinen.
6. The instrument rotates and automatically heats to the target temperature.
7. Take out the sample. (Adjust the position of the mug by long pressing the \"Start\" button when the door is open).

Evaluation of the test results for Colorfastness to washing

Once the colorfastness to washing is complete, it is important to evaluate the results carefully. Examine the fabric sample for color changes, bleeding or fading. Use standardized grading scales or colorimeters to quantify the extent of color change. Compare test results to industry standards to determine if fabric meets required washfastness criteria.
Conduction washfastness testing of fabrics is essential to ensure durability and colorcto ensure the integrity of textile products. By following proper procedures and using the appropriate testing method, textile manufacturers can confidently assess the performance of their fabrics. 

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