Active Standard ASTM D4118 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.61
Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
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Significance and Use
Upon agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, fabrics intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this performance 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 listed in Table 1 may be modified upon agreement between the purchaser and the supplier.
In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: “This fabric meets ASTM Specification D 4118 except for the following characteristic(s).”
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.
The uses and significance of particular properties and methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified methods.
1.1 This performance specification covers woven fabrics, composed of any textile fiber or mixture of textile fibers, to be used in the manufacture of women's coveralls, dungarees, overalls and shop coats.
1.2 This performance specification recognizes two levels of wearing severity relative to performance requirements for these fabrics.
1.3 This performance specification is not applicable to woven fabrics intended for use in the manufacture of industrial-protective clothing.
1.4 These requirements apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.5 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
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
D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)