1.1 This specification applies to all twines, whether polished or unfinished, made from bast or leaf fibers, or both, with the exception of twine made from longline hard fibers (sisal, henequen, or abaca).Note 1-No tests have been made to determine the applicability of the procedures in this specification when used on products made from cotton, paper, or man-made fibers. Note 2-For methods covering single-jute yarn, refer to Specification D541. For methods covering jute rove and plied yarn for electrical and packing purposes, refer to Specification D681.
1.2 Twines made from longline hard fibers are not part of this standard, and should be tested as agreed upon between the purchaser and the seller.
1.3 Tolerances for the properties and the test methods upon which they are based are included in the following sections:Properties Tolerances Test Methods Yarn Number 4 9 Breaking Load (Strength)-Single 5 15 Strand
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this specification: 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.
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ASTM D1233-88(1993)e1, Standard Specification for Twine Made From Bast and Leaf Fibers (Withdrawn 2000), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1993, www.astm.orgBack to Top