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Significance and Use
5.1 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.
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 ASTM Specification D4155 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 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.
AATCC Test Methods15 Colorfastness to Perspiration 16 Colorfastness to Light 116 Colorfastness to Crocking; Rotary Vertical, Crockmeter Method 119 Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Screen Wire Method 124 Appearance of Durable Press Fabrics after Repeated Home Laundering 132 Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning 135 Dimensional Changes in Automatic Home Laundering of Durable Press Woven or Knit Fabrics 188 Colorfastness to Chlorine Bleach in Home Laundering 23 Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes 61 Colorfastness to Washing, Domestic and Laundering, Commercial Accelerated 8 Colorfastness to Crocking--AATCC Crockmeter Method EvaluationProcedure1 Gray Scale for Color Change EvaluationProcedure2 Gray Scale for Staining EvaluationProcedure3 AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale
Federal Standard16 CFR, Chapter II-Consumer Product Safety Commission Subchapter D-Flammable Fabrics Act Regulations
Military StandardMIL-STD-105D Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes
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)
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)
UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)
ASTM D4155-14, Standard Performance Specification for Women’s and Girls’ Woven Sportswear, Shorts, Slacks, and Suiting Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top