Active Standard ASTM D3136 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62
Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
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1.1 This standard is a compilation of terminology developed by Subcommittee D13.62 on Labeling that is related to refurbishing and labeling for apparel, textile, home furnishing, and leather products other than upholstered furniture and floor coverings.
1.2 This terminology provides a uniform language for the disclosure of care instructions on labels that are to be attached to apparel, textile, home furnishing, and leather products according to the Federal Trade Commission’s regulation 16 CFR, Part 423 (See 2.3).
1.3 These terms, definitions and descriptions employ common meanings for the care instructions required to be on textile products sold in the U.S.
1.4 This terminology is unique to the care of textile and leather products as the meanings are often expressed in phrases for care processes related to home-type washers, dryers, drying techniques and those for professional care.
1.5 For definitions of other textile terms, see Terminology D123.
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
D5489 Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products
Other Standard16CFR,Part423,AsAmen Federal Trade Commission Amendment to Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel, and Certain Piece Goods Available from U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Mail Stop: SDE, Washington, DC 20401.
AATCC StandardAATCC Technical Manual Standardization of Home Laundry Test Conditions in AATCC Test Methods, Current Edition Available from American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), One Davis Dr., P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215.
ICS Number Code 59.080.01 (Textiles in general); 59.140.35 (Leather products)