Colorfastness to Crocking: Crockmeter Method
|Publication Date:||1 January 2007|
Purpose and Scope
This test method is designed to determine the amount of color transferred from the surface of colored textile materials to other surfaces by rubbing. It is applicable to textiles made from all fibers in the form of yarn or fabric whether dyed, printed or otherwise colored. It is not recommended for use for carpets or for prints where the singling out of areas may be too small using this method (see 13.2 and 13.3).
Test procedures employing white test cloth squares, both dry and wet with water, are given.
As washing, drycleaning, shrinkage, ironing, finishing, etc., may affect the degree of color transfer from a material, the test may be made before, after, or before and after any such treatment.