Active Standard ASTM D3656 / D3656M | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.18
Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
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This specification covers the requirements for insect screening and louver cloth made from vinyl-coated glass yarns. Specifically covered here are: commercial standard vinyl-coated glass yarn insect screening designed and woven primarily for installation in or on any dwelling, patio, screening enclosure, building, or structure for the purpose of keeping out flies, mosquitoes, and most insects; and vinyl-coated glass yarn louver cloth used extensively in soffit and louver vents to keep out most large insects, birds, and airborne litter, while at the same time providing for adequate ventilation and air circulation. Products are produced in two basic classes (Classes 1 and 2) based on nominal thickness. Products shall be suitably tested and conform accordingly to specified requirements in tems of appearance, mesh, roll length, mass per unit area, flame resistance, fabric stability, bursting strength, stiffness index, and color stability to accelerated weathering.
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1.3.1 Commercial standard vinyl-coated glass yarn insect screening designed and woven primarily for installation in or on any dwelling, patio, screening enclosure, building, or structure for the purpose of keeping out flies, mosquitoes, and most insects.
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portions, Sections 8-19, of 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.
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
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D3374 Specification for Vinyl-Coated Glass Yarns
D3773 Test Methods for Length of Woven Fabric
D3774 Test Method for Width of Textile Fabric
D3775 Test Method for Warp (End) and Filling (Pick) Count of Woven Fabrics
D3776 Test Methods for Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric
D3786 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics--Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method
D4028 Specification for Solar Screening Woven from Vinyl-Coated Fiber Glass Yarn
D4372 Specification for Flame-Resistant Materials Used in Camping Tentage
D4912 Test Method for Fabric Stability of Vinyl-Coated Glass Yarn Insect Screening and Louver Cloth
D4929 Test Methods for Determination of Organic Chloride Content in Crude Oil
D7018 Terminology Relating to Glass Fiber and Its Products
AATCC StandardsEvaluationProcedure1 Gray Scale for Color Change
ANSI/ASQC StandardsANSI/ASQCZ1.9 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection Variables for Percent Nonconforming
Federal StandardsStandard595A CHG Not 1, Color Volume 1
IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International)CPAI-84
ICS Number Code 59.080.40 (Coated fabrics); 59.100.10 (Textile glass materials)
UNSPSC Code 11162112(Coated fabrics); 11151714(Glass yarn)