Abklatschen

English translation: color migration

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German term or phrase:Abklatschen
English translation:color migration
Entered by: Sarah Bessioud

07:16 Apr 26, 2012
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / Textile cleaning
German term or phrase: Abklatschen
This is found in a report describing damage to a garment during commercial cleaning. Part of the garment has been soaked in solvent, not only causing the colors to bleed but also this "abklatschen".

"Das Kleidungsstück wurde nachträglich mit Lösemittel stärker durchfeuchtet so dass hier nicht nur ein Ausbluten stattfinden konnte sondern auch ein Abklatschen durch den angelösten Farbstoff."

As far as I understand it, the treatment has caused the dye to run onto other parts of the garment, but is there a specific term for this?

TIA for your help.
Sarah Bessioud
Germany
Local time: 18:58
color migration
Explanation:
Because of the solvents, the fabric dye is picked up by other garments.

Example:

"Color migration test

The next step of the test is to determine if color migration will be a problem.
[...]
If the light fabrics are stained, the dye has migrated and can cause serious permanent problems in your quilt."

From:
"From Fiber to Fabric: The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles"
By Harriet Hargrave

http://books.google.com/books?id=kpZfjDnfnx0C&pg=PA69&lpg=PA...

________________________

"Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene

1. Purpose and Scope

1.1 This test method is designed to measure the degree of color migration that occurs when a fabric is spotted with a drycleaning solvent."

http://www.aatcc.org/technical/test_methods/scopes/tm157.cfm
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Nicole Schnell
United States
Local time: 09:58
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Thank you Nicole, much appreciated!
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color migration


Explanation:
Because of the solvents, the fabric dye is picked up by other garments.

Example:

"Color migration test

The next step of the test is to determine if color migration will be a problem.
[...]
If the light fabrics are stained, the dye has migrated and can cause serious permanent problems in your quilt."

From:
"From Fiber to Fabric: The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles"
By Harriet Hargrave

http://books.google.com/books?id=kpZfjDnfnx0C&pg=PA69&lpg=PA...

________________________

"Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene

1. Purpose and Scope

1.1 This test method is designed to measure the degree of color migration that occurs when a fabric is spotted with a drycleaning solvent."

http://www.aatcc.org/technical/test_methods/scopes/tm157.cfm

Nicole Schnell
United States
Local time: 09:58
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 71
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Thank you Nicole, much appreciated!
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