Soil Release: Oily Stain Release Method

This test method is designed to measure the ability of fabrics to release oily stains during home laundering.

This test method is primarily for use by fabric finishers to evaluate the likely performance of soil release finishes in actual use (see 12.1). If this test method is used as part of a contract between buyer and seller, or in any case where comparisons between laboratories are being made, the parties should agree to use the same ballast and detergent. In referee situations, or where standard specifications are involved, 1993 AATCC Standard Reference Detergent or 2003 AATCC Standard Reference Liquid Detergent WOB should be used (see 12.8 and 12.13).

The use of this test on garments is not precluded.