ISO 6330 specifies domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing.


It also specifies the machine types, ballast and reference detergents required.


Washing Machine

ISO 6330 specifies 3 types of Automatic Washing Machines:

  • Type A Automatic Washing Machines are front loading and have a horizontal axis.
  • Type B Automatic Washing Machines are top loading agitator types and have a vertical axis.
  • Type C Automatic Washing Machines are top loading pulsator types and have a vertical axis.

James Heal supplies the Wascator FOM 71 CLS, which is a Type A machine.


Tumble Dryer

ISO 6330 specifies 3 types of Tumble Dryer:

  • Type A1 – Vented
  • Type A2 – Condenser
  • Type A3 - Large Vented

James Heal supplies AccuDry, which is a Type A1 machine.


Ballast / Makeweights

ISO 6330 specifies 3 types of makeweights:

  • Type 1 – 100% Cotton
  • Type 2 – 50% Cotton/50% Polyester
  • Type 3 – 100% Polyester

Type 1 should be used when testing cellulosic specimens.

Type 2 or 3 should be used when testing synthetic or blended specimens.


James Heal supplies Type 1 (702-536) and Type 3 makeweights (702-532).


Reference Detergents 

ISO 6330 specifies 6 reference detergents options (with 2 options for detergents 1 &  5). The type of detergent for use in a particular machine is specified in the standard.


Reference detergents 2, 3 or 6 should be selected for use with the James Heal Wascator.


The table below indicates which detergents James Heal can supply:


ISO 6330:2012 Detergents

Powder/

Liquid

Machine

Reference

Available from

James Heal Stock Codes

Type

Detergent

James Heal

2 Kg

15 Kg

90 Kg

AATCC 1993 WOB†

Powder

B

1

Yes

706-502

706-503

706-766

AATCC 1993

Powder

B

1

Yes

706-500

706-501

706-765

IEC A

Powder

A

6

Yes

706-666

706-667

X

IEC A*

Powder

A & B

2

Yes

706-672

X

X

ECE A

Powder

A & B

3

Yes

706-652

706-653

X

JIS Class 1

Powder

C

4

No

X

X

X

AATCC 2003 WOB†

Liquid

B

5

Yes

X

706-403 (3.5 US gallons)

X

AATCC 2003

Liquid

B

5

Yes

X

706-402 (3.5 US gallons)

X

   

  †WOB=without optical brightener


A PDF version of this FAQ is available for reference.