AATCC 8 states that both wet and dry rubbing should be carried out to verify the apparatus and the method. The verification fabric (stock code 702-433) is compliant and can be used.

The water uptake for the wet rubbing part of this method is 65 ± 5%.


ISO 105-X12 states that only dry rubbing needs to be carried out to verify the apparatus and the method. The same verification fabric (stock code 702-433) is compliant, but for dry rubbing only. The water uptake for the wet rubbing part of this method is 95 to 100%.


As there are differential water uptake amounts between these standards, the ISO results would not be comparable with the AATCC specification.


This does not indicate a fault with the verification fabric.


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