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1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the shrinkage of crimped or uncrimped single staple fibers when exposed to hot air or to near the boiling point of water.
Note 1- For shrinkage of fibers by the bundle test, refer to Test Method D 2102.
1.1.1 This test method is also used on staple fibers and filaments removed from tow or yarn.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in either system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1577 Test Methods for Linear Density of Textile Fibers
D1776 Practice for Conditioning Textiles and Textiles for Testing
D2102 Test Method for Shrinkage of Textile Fibers (Bundle Test)
D2258 Practice for Sampling Yarn for Testing
D2904 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of a Textile Test Method that Produces Normally Distributed Data
D3333 Practice for Sampling Man-Made Staple Fibers, Sliver, or Tow for Testing
D3888 Terminology Related to Open-End Spinning
D3990 Terminology Relating to Fabric Defects
D4849 Terminology Relating to Fibers and Yarns
ICS Number Code 59.060.01 (Textile fibres in general)
ASTM D5104-96, Standard Test Method for Shrinkage of Textile Fibers (Single-Fiber Test), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.orgBack to Top