ASTM D4231 - 14

    Standard Practice for Evaluation of Launderable Woven Dress Shirts and Sports Shirts

    Active Standard ASTM D4231 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice may be used to evaluate pertinent performance characteristics of men's and boys' launderable woven dress shirts and sport shirts.

    4.2 The characteristics to be evaluated and the acceptance criteria assigned to these areas shall be set by mutual agreement between purchaser and supplier.

    4.3 The uses and significance of specific properties are discussed in the appropriate test methods and performance specifications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the evaluation of specific characteristics of importance in launderable woven dress shirts and sport shirts.

    1.2 Any launderable woven dress shirt or sport shirt may be evaluated using this practice, but it shall not be construed to be a standard of performance.

    1.3 This practice may be used by mutual agreement between the purchaser and supplier to establish purchasing specifications.

    1.4 This practice is not intended to be used in the evaluation of woven dress shirts or sport shirts when drycleaned or hand-washed.


    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

    D1683 Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Apparel Fabrics

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D3136 Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products

    D3477 Performance Specification for Mens and Boys Woven Dress Shirt Fabrics

    D4154 Performance Specification for Mens and Boys Knitted and Woven Beachwear and Sports Shirt Fabrics

    D7022 Terminology Relating to Apparel

    AATCC Test Methods

    143 Appearance of Apparel and Other Textile End Products After Repeated Home Launderings

    150 Dimensional Changes of Garments after Home Laundering

    172 Colorfastness to Powdered Non-Chlorine Bleach in Home Laundering

    188 Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach in Home Laundering

    88B Smoothness of Seams in Fabrics After Repeated Home Laundering AATCC Technical Manual, available from American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, http://www.aatcc.org.

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    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.060 (Laundry appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4231

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