1.1 This is a guide for evaluating stain removal performance of home laundry products or home laundering conditions. It provides guidance for the selection, preparation, application, and examination of various types of stains on test fabrics that are subjected to controlled but practical stain removal treatment conditions.
1.2 There is no single type of stain that will predict the overall performance of a product or treatment method. A single test, even with a variety of stains, can only predict how products or treatment methods compare under the particular conditions chosen for evaluation. A series of assessments is necessary to evaluate the many aspects of stain removal performance and to simulate consumer experience more closely.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials
D2960 Guide for Controlled Laundering Test Using Naturally Soiled Fabrics and Household Appliances
ICS Number Code 71.100.40 (Surface active agents)
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