ASTM D3885-99

    Historical Standard: ASTM D3885-99 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Flexing and Abrasion Method)

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    ASTM D3885

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the resistance of woven fabrics to flexing and abrasion using the flexing and abrasion tester. This test method is not applicable to floor coverings.

    Note 1-Other procedures for measuring the abrasion resistance of textile fabrics are given in Test Methods D3884, D3886, D1175, and AATCC 61.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard; the values in English units are provided as information only and are not exact equivalents.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    AATCC Test Method

    AATCC93 Abrasion Resistance of Fabrics: Accelerotor Method Available from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

    ASTM Standards

    D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D2904 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of a Textile Test Method that Produces Normally Distributed Data

    D2906 Practice for Statements on Precision and Bias for Textiles

    D3884 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method)

    D3886 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Inflated Diaphragm Apparatus)

    D4157 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Oscillatory Cylinder Method)

    D4158 Guide for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Uniform Abrasion)

    D4850 Terminology Relating to Fabrics and Fabric Test Methods

    D4966 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method)

    D5035 Test Method for Breaking Force and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.30 (Textile fabr)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114601(Abrasion testers); 11161800(Synthetic fabrics)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3885-99

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