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Significance and Use
5.1 Test Method is useful for testing to determine if the degree of alteration in shade is satisfactory for the intended end-use and for determining if unacceptable staining of color into adjacent fabric will occur.
Note 1: For guidance in evaluating the results of this test method, refer to Practice .
5.2 This test method is considered satisfactory for acceptance testing of commercial shipments because the method has been used extensively in the trade for acceptance testing.
5.2.1 If there are differences of practical significance between reported test results for two laboratories (or more), comparative tests should be performed to determine if their is a statistical bias between them, using competent statistical assistance. As a minimum, the test samples should be used that are as homogeneous as possible, that are drawn from the material from which the disparate test results were obtained, and that are randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. Other materials with established test values may be used for this purpose. The test results from the two laboratories should be compared using a statistical test for unpaired data, at probability level chosen prior to the testing series. If a bias is found, either its cause must be found and corrected, or future test results must be adjusted in consideration of the known bias.
5.3 The method(s) in this standard along with those in Test Methods , , , , , , , , and are a collection of proven zipper test methods. They can be used as aids in the evaluation of zippers without the need for a thorough knowledge of zippers. The enumerated test methods do not provide for the evaluation of all zipper properties. Besides those properties measured by means of the enumerated test methods there are other properties that may be important for the satisfactory performance of a zipper. Test methods for measuring those properties have not been published either because no practical methods have yet been developed or because a valid evaluation of the information resulting from existing unpublished methods requires an intimate and thorough knowledge of zippers.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of change in shade and of staining of zipper stringers under drycleaning conditions. This test method is applicable to the textile portion of zipper stringers of all materials.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this test method.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and 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
D2050 Terminology Relating to Fasteners and Closures Used with Textiles
D2051 Test Method for Durability of Finish of Zippers to Laundering
D2053 Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Light
D2054 Test Method for Colorfastness of Zipper Tapes to Crocking
D2057 Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Laundering
D2058 Test Method for Durability of Finish of Zippers to Drycleaning
D2059 Test Method for Resistance of Zippers to Salt Spray (Fog)
D2060 Test Methods for Measuring Zipper Dimensions
D2061 Test Methods for Strength Tests for Zippers
D2062 Test Methods for Operability of Zippers
D2724 Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics
D3692 Practice for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings
AATCC MethodsEvaluation Procedure 1, AATCC Gray Scale for Color Change Technical Manual of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Evaluation Procedure 3, AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale
ICS Number Code 61.040 (Headgear. Clothing accessories. Fastening of clothing)
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ASTM D2052-05(2015), Standard Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Drycleaning, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top