Active Standard ASTM D3562 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.61
Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
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Significance and Use
Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller, woven fabrics intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this specification.
It is recognized that for purposes of fashion or aesthetics the ultimate consumer of articles made from these fabrics may find acceptable fabrics that do not conform to all of the requirements in Table 1; therefore, one or more of the requirements may be modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller.
In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: This fabric meets Performance Specification D3562 except for the following characteristic(s).
Where no prepurchase agreement has been reached between the purchaser and the seller, and in case of controversy, the requirements listed in Table 1 are intended to be used as a guide only. As noted in 4.2, ultimate consumer demands dictate varying performance parameters for any particular style of fabric.
The significance and uses of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
1.1 This performance specification covers woven drycleanable topcoats, overcoats, and dress coat outer fabrics composed of any textile fiber or mixture of textile fibers.
1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to woven fabrics used for linings, interlinings, rainwear garments, and all-purpose, water-repellent garments nor is this performance specification applicable to bonded or laminated fabrics.
1.3 These requirements apply to both the length and width directions for those properties where each fabric direction is pertinent.
1.4 When a fabric requires special treatment, specific methods will be described as they are developed for that material, and such special tests will have precedence over these general requirements.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this performance 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.
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
D434 Test Method for Resistance to Slippage of Yarns in Woven Fabrics Using a Standard Seam
D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus
D2262 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Woven Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Method (Constant-Rate-of-Traverse Tensile Testing Machine)
D2724 Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics
D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
ASQ StandardASQ Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
Federal Standard16 CFR 1610 Chapter II--Consumer Product Safety Commission, Subchapter D--Flammable Fabrics Act Regulations
AATCC Test MethodsEvaluation Procedure AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)