ASTM D3785 - 14

    Standard Performance Specification for Woven Necktie and Scarf Fabrics

    Active Standard ASTM D3785 | 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 seller, 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 seller.

    5.2.1 In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: This fabric meets ASTM Specification D3785 except for the following characteristic(s).

    5.3 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 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. Scope

    1.1 This performance specification covers woven necktie and scarf 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.

    1.3.1 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D434 Test Method for Resistance to Slippage of Yarns in Woven Fabrics Using a Standard Seam

    D1336 Test Method for Distortion of Yarn in Woven Fabrics

    D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus

    D1682 Test Method for Breaking Load and Elongation of Textile Fabric

    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

    D7022 Terminology Relating to Apparel3


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3785

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