What are the Test Standards?

Textile testing is done to ensure a certain level of quality and to do so different types of pieces of equipment, principles or methods can be applied. But it is essential to follow a prescribed and well-recognized methods to get valid and reliable test results. You cannot execute any test as your wish or convenience. You have to maintain a standard testing environment to conduct the testing for instance temperature, pressure, relative humidity etc. should be maintained carefully. Otherwise, there arises the question of data validity and the generated test data will not be accepted to the research society. Various national and international organizations have established standards for textile testing. Some of the organizations involved in developing textile testing standards are as follows:

- AATCC - American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
- ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
- ANSI - American National Standards Institute
- ISO - International Organization for Standardization
- BSI - British Standards Institute 
- BIS - Bureau of Indian Standards 
- BS EN - British Standard European Norm 
- IS - Indian Standards

Reference: A Practical Guide to Textile Testing by K. Amutha (Woodhead Publishing)

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