Significance and Use
Upon mutual 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 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 by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier.
In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: “This fabric meets ASTM Specification D4155 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 test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
1.1 This performance specification covers woven fabrics comprised of any textile fiber or mixture of fibers used in women's and girls' sportswear, or suitings.
1.2 These requirements apply to both the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.3 This performance specification is not applicable to woven fabrics used for interlinings, jeans, and dungarees.
1.4 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
D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
AATCC Test Methods
EvaluationProcedure3 AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale
16 CFR, Chapter II-Consumer Product Safety Commission Subchapter D-Flammable Fabrics Act Regulations
MIL-STD-105D Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes
fabric; pants; performance; specification; suiting;
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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