ISO 4484-1:2023

Textiles and textile products — Microplastics from textile sources — Part 1: Determination of material loss from fabrics during washing

Publication date:   Feb 10, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Feb 10, 2023


ISO/TC 38 Textiles

International Standard

59.080.01   Textiles in general | 13.020.40   Pollution, pollution control and conservation



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This document describes a method for systematically collecting material loss from fabrics under laundering test conditions to achieve comparable and accurate results. There is no direct correlation to material loss during domestic and commercial laundering. The method is designed to assess material loss of all types.
NOTE      In this document, any collected debris is assumed to be fibre fragments. For the identification of the nature/composition of this debris, the method described in ISO 4484-2 can be used.

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ISO 4484-1:2023
60.60 Standard published
Feb 10, 2023