Microplastics released from textiles
The test is used to quantify the microplastics released from textiles during laundering.
Microplastic particles are identified and counted using FTIR-ATR and SEM-EDX methods. The analysis is performed after the first and the last washing cycle, 10 washing cycles are used.
The results are given as mass loss (mg), mass loss (%), and microparticle loss per cleaning cycle index (MLC-index, mg/m²). The released particles are also identified.
- Suitable sample matrices
- Textiles, garments, fabrics.
- Minimum sample amount
- 2 garments or 2 m of fabric
- Typical turnaround time
- 6 weeks after receiving the samples
- Quality system
- Accredited testing laboratory
- Device types