YARN & THREAD PERFORMANCE TESTING

    2014 Annual Fee: $375.00

    Schedule: June, December

    Sample amount distributed each test month: 1 spool of approx 500 yards.



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    The ASTM Proficiency Testing Program provides companies with a statistical quality assurance tool that enables them to compare, improve and maintain a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide.

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    WHY SHOULD YOUR LABORATORY PARTICIPATE?

    This program provides you with:

    • The resources you need to satisfy proficiency testing elements of laboratory accreditation
    • A useful quality control tool to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of laboratory performance
    • Periodic comparison of test results and calculated statistical parameters with others in the textiles testing community worldwide
    • A useful quality reference sample upon completion of testing

    Each laboratory returns their completed test data to ASTM for use in generating statistical summary reports. Final reports, provided to participants only, contain:

    • Coded laboratory test results
    • Statistical analyses of test data
    • Charts plotting test results versus laboratory code
    • Histograms plus Box &s; Whisker Plots

    TEST MATERIALS

    As a program participant, you will receive a spool containing 500 yards of a representative yarn/thread for testing, electronic interactive web based data report forms and test instructions for each test cycle. Your lab performs the test that you normally conduct within your facility using the specified ASTM program methods. Triplicate determinations by each lab are performed and statistics will be calculated on the average data submitted for each test by program participants.


    TEST PARAMETERS

    Twist in Single Spun Yards

    D1422

    Twist in Single Spun or Filament Yarn

    D1423 (Test A)

    Linear Density

    D1907

    Strength & Elongation Properties

    • Straight Break Strength
    • Loop Strength

    D2256

    Note: All program test parameters are subject to change but not without prior participant notification. Participation is NOT contingent on the performance of all program tests.


    DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES

    Test samples will be distributed by ASTM-PTP in West Conshohocken, PA. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping test samples to all program registrants.


    ABOUT ASTM COMMITTEE D13

    Committee D13 on Textiles, consisting of over 500 members, and developer of over 300 standards, provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated in the program is utilized by Committee D13 to determine if modifications to ASTM documents or new standards are warranted. Data submitted to Committee D13 from this ASTM-PTP Program are coded to maintain lab confidentiality.