EN 13569:2001

Cabinet roller towels - Performance requirements and processing

Publication date:   Mar 25, 2005

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Oct 17, 2022


CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products

European Norm

59.080.30   Textile fabrics | 97.160   Home textiles. Linen



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This Standard specifies requirements for the following:
a) Three categories of cabinet towel, the categories being defined in terms of mass per unit area and tensile strength of the fabric; certain constructional and performance requirements are also covered.
b) Process validation procedures to ensure that cabinet towels achieve the condition of hygienic cleanliness in processing.
It also contains informative annexes containing the following:
- an example of suitable fabric structure,
- recommendations for the care, use and transportation of cabinet towels after processing,
- examples of key process variables for disinfection,
- the preparation and application of bioindicators for the validation of the process to achieve hygienic cleanliness.
The colour fastness to washing test and the requirement level are based on the assumption that chlorine bleaching treatments will not be used in laundering.

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EN 13569:2001
90.93 Standard confirmed
Oct 17, 2022