ASTM D3692 - 89(2012)

    Standard Practice for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings

    Active Standard ASTM D3692 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.54

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.01


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is useful for the selection of zippers that will be compatible with items to be care labeled.

    This practice is useful as a guide for the selection of test methods to evaluate zipper properties that are relevant to care-labeled items.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides guidelines to the manufacturer for the selection of zippers to be used in garments and household furnishings that have care labels. The use of this practice will facilitate the selection of a zipper compatible with the end-item requirements. In the absence of complete knowledge of end-item characteristics, it is not possible to stipulate specific universal characteristics for a care label. Therefore following initial selection, the chosen zipper should be tested in a prototype item to confirm its suitability. Zipper properties to be considered are those that may, following refurbishing, be the ones likely to adversely affect the continued use and enjoyment of the item in which the zipper is installed.

    1.2 The product characteristics evaluated by this practice are shrinkage, colorfastness, and ironing deformation.

    Note 1—Test methods of interest include Test Method D2052, Test Method D2053, Test Method D2054, Test Method D2057, Test Method D2060,

    1.3 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

    D2050 Terminology Relating to Fasteners and Closures Used with Textiles

    D2052 Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Drycleaning

    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

    D2060 Test Methods for Measuring Zipper Dimensions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.040 (Headgear. Clothing accessories. Fastening of clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53141503(Zippers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3692-89R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3692-89(2012), Standard Practice for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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