EN ISO 105-X04:1997

Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part X04: Colour fastness to mercerizing (ISO 105-X04:1994)

Publication date:   May 14, 2000

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   May 29, 2007


CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products

European Norm

59.080.01   Textiles in general



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Describes a method for determining the resistance of the colour of textiles to the action of concentrated solutions of sodium hydroxide. The method is mainly applicable to cotton and to mixtures containing cotton. A specimen of the textile in contact with a specified adjacent fabric is treated with sodium hydroxide solution, rinsed, acidified, rinsed again, and dried. The change in colour of the specimen and the staining of the adjacent fabric are assessed with the grey scale.

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EN ISO 105-X04:1997
90.93 Standard confirmed
May 29, 2007


Adopted from ISO 105-X04:1994 IDENTICAL