Tests of colour fastness

Colour fastness describes the resilience of colours and prints against fading when being used. Colour fastness is a quality feature of coloured textiles and is also an important basis for care recommendation. Care recommendations are based to a large extent upon colour fastness tests. The colour fastness depends upon the processing method in the preparation as well as the used dyestuffs.

  • Colour fastness to rubbing
  • Colour fastness to hot pressing
  • Colour fastness to dry cleaning
  • Colour fastness to artificial light
  • Colour fastness to organic solvents
  • Colour fastness to bleaching - hypochlorite
  • Colour fastness to spotting - acid
  • Colour fastness to water
  • Colour fastness to perspiration (alkaline and acid)
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