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Smoothness Appearance Replicas

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The six plastic replicas are each mounted on a black plastic backing and packaged in a hard storage case. The replicas are used to visually evaluate the smoothness appearance of fabrics after repeated home laundering. The replicas represent grades of 1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4 and 5 with 5 being the smoothest and 1 being the most wrinkled in appearance. Any washable fabric or textile product can be evaluated for smoothness appearance. Fabrics of any construction, such as woven, knit and nonwovens can be evaluated. The test methods allow the observers to assign the numerical grade of the replica which most nearly matches the smoothness appearance of the test specimen, or assign a grade midway between those whole-number standards which have no half-number standards separating them.