Hot water shrinkage 95°C
is the shrinkage in length in percent which is caused by hot
water. It is calculated as follows:
- On a standard
reel, skeins of 1 m circumference and 5'000 dtex approximately
are prepared and measured at a pretension of 1 cN/tex lengthwise
- The skeins are
then treated without tension during 15 minutes in hot water (95°C),
dried and conditioned at standard conditions.
- The shrunk
length (L2) is determined again with 1 cN/tex pretension.
- The hot water
shrinkage in percent is calculated according to the following