Active Standard ASTM D3780 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.61
Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
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Significance and Use
5.1 Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, woven fabrics intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this specification.
5.2 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 listed in Table 1 may be modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier.
5.2.1 In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: This fabric meets Specification D3780 except for the following characteristic(s).
5.3 Where no prepurchase agreement has been reached between the purchaser and the supplier, and in case of controversy, the requirements listed in Table 1 are intended to be used as a guide only. As noted in 5.2, ultimate consumer demands dictate varying performance parameters for any particular style of fabric.
5.4 The significance and use of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
1.1 This performance specification covers men's and boys' woven dress suit fabrics and woven sportswear jacket, slack, and trouser fabrics composed of any textile fiber or mixture of textile fibers.
1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to woven fabrics used for interlinings.
1.3 These requirements apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method described in 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
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
D2261 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure (Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Testing Machine)
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
D2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens for Textiles
D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
D7022 Terminology Relating to Apparel
AATCC Test Methods15 Colorfastness to Perspiration 16.3 Colorfastness to Light 116 Colorfastness to Crocking: Rotary Vertical Crockmeter Method 119 Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Screen Wire Method 124 Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics After Repeated Home Laundering 132 Colorfastness to Drycleaning 135 Dimensional Changes of Fabrics After Home Laundering 172 Colorfastness to Powdered Non-Chlorine Bleach in Home Laundering 188 Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach in Home Laundering 23 Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes 61 Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated 8 Colorfastness to Crocking: Crockmeter Method 96 Dimensional Changes in Commercial Laundering of Woven and Knitted Fabrics Except Wool AGlossaryofAATCCStan EvaluationProcedure1 Gray Scale for Color Change EvaluationProcedure2 Gray Scale for Staining EvaluationProcedure8 AATCC 9-Step Chromatic Transference Scale
UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)