ASTM D3181 - 10

    Standard Guide for Conducting Wear Tests on Textiles

    Active Standard ASTM D3181 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.01


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    ASTM D3181

    Significance and Use

    This guide may be used to evaluate textiles used in apparel, upholstered furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, and bed, bath and table linens.

    This guide may be used for several purposes:

    To determine the comparative performance of new or existing products,

    To determine the suitability of current products in different end-uses, and

    To evaluate and compare the effect of wear of construction details as well as specific fabrics, fibers, dyeings, finishing, fabrication techniques, etc.

    This guide provides for flexibility in design and evaluation since the information sought from each wear test will vary (see Appendix X1).

    This guide may be used to compare the wear performance of two or more textiles when these are included in the same test, or to compare a textile whose properties have not been evaluated with one having a known performance history.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide is designed to provide data on which a prediction can be based concerning the expected wear performance of a wide variety of textiles in end-use conditions.

    1.2 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1335 Test Method for Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D2051 Test Method for Durability of Finish of Zippers to Laundering

    D2052 Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Drycleaning

    D2057 Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Laundering

    D2058 Test Method for Durability of Finish of Zippers to Drycleaning

    D3511 Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Brush Pilling Tester

    D3512 Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Random Tumble Pilling Tester

    D3514 Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Elastomeric Pad

    D3884 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method)

    D3885 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Flexing and Abrasion Method)

    D3886 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Inflated Diaphragm Apparatus)

    D3936 Test Method for Resistance to Delamination of the Secondary Backing of Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    D3938 Guide for Determining or Confirming Care Instructions for Apparel and Other Textile Products

    D3939 Test Method for Snagging Resistance of Fabrics (Mace)

    D4157 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Oscillatory Cylinder Method)

    D4231 Practice for Evaluation of Launderable Woven Dress Shirts and Sports Shirts

    D4390 Practice for Evaluation of the Performance of Terry Bathroom Products for Household Use

    D4721 Practice for Evaluation of the Performance of Machine Washable and Drycleanable Bedcoverings and Accessories

    D4850 Terminology Relating to Fabrics and Fabric Test Methods

    D4852 Practice for Evaluation of Attached Upholstery Fabrics


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151500(Fibers); 41114625(Wear testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3181-10

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