This standard is utilized by a broad range of textile quality and performance evaluations including but not exclusive to: smoothness appearance, dimensional change, stain release, water resistance, water repellence, colour fastness to domestic laundering, and care labelling that are prescribed in other international and regional test method standards. This standard is also used to evaluate not only the attributes of fabrics themselves but also the performance of apparel, home products and other textile end-products. The selection of washing and drying machines and their associated ballast types, detergents, and other drying options are to be made according to the international region in which the textile will be used by consumers. Suitable machines, detergents and ballast are available commercially. If you need this information, please contact the ISO/TC 38/SC 2 secretariat. This document (EN ISO 6330:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 38/SC 2 "Cleansing, finishing and water resistance tests", the secretariat of which is held by JISC (Japan) and SUC (China), in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 248 "Textiles and textile products", the secretariat of which is held by BSI (United Kingdom). The responsible German committee is Working Committee NA 062-05-13 AA "Textilpflege, Wassereinwirkung, Knitterverhalten" at the Materials Testing Standards Committee (NMP). This International Standard specifies domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing. The procedures are applicable to textile fabrics, garments or other textile articles which are subjected to appropriate combinations of domestic washing and drying procedures. Provision is made for a) 13 different washing procedures based on the use of a front-loading type, horizontal axis (reference washing machine Type A); b) 11 procedures based on the use of a top-loading agitator type (reference washing machine Type B); c) 7 procedures based on the use of a top-loading pulsator type (reference washing machine Type C). Each washing procedure represents a single domestic wash. This International Standard also specifies six drying procedures: A - Line dry B - Drip line dry C - Flat dry and drip flat dry D - Flat press E - Tumble dry A complete test consists of a washing and drying procedure. Use of different parameters (washing machine type, detergent type and type of tumble drier) may affect test results for any test using ISO 6330. Therefore, parties using this standard are strongly encouraged to agree on the parameters to be used. A specimen is washed in an automatic washing machine and dried according to specified procedures. Compared with DIN EN ISO 6330:2012-04, the following correction has been made: a) in 6.2.1, the reference in the note has been corrected.