ASTM D4720 - 08(2013)

    Standard Performance Specification for Soft Window Covering Fabrics for Household Use

    Active Standard ASTM D4720 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.63

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    ASTM D4720

    Abstract

    This performance specification establishes the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of any washable or dry-cleanable soft window covering fabrics, whether lined or unlined, for household use. The characteristics to be evaluated prior to repeated refurbishing include, but are not limited to, seam strength and appearance, uniformity of shade (part to part), and size consistency (side to side and part to part). Consequently, the characteristics to be evaluated after repeated refurbishing include, but are not limited to, colorfastness, dimensional change, seam strength, appearance, and compatibility of components. Compatibility of dimensional change between drapery fabric and lining should be noted.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    4.1 This specification may be used to evaluate pertinent performance characteristics of washable and drycleanable soft window coverings, whether lined or unlined.

    4.1.1 Soft window covering characteristics to be evaluated prior to repeated refurbishing include, but are not limited to, seam strength and appearance, uniformity of shade (part to part), and size consistency (side to side and part to part).

    4.1.2 Soft window covering characteristics to be evaluated after repeated refurbishing include, but are not limited to, colorfastness, dimensional change, seam strength, appearance, and compatibility of components. Compatibility of dimensional change between drapery fabric and lining should be noted.

    4.2 The specified home laundry machine settings do not reflect advances in cycle design or special features of washer and dryers which enhance the performance of these products. The standard washing and drying procedure reflects the minimum capabilities of current home laundering equipment used by consumers in accordance with care label instructions.

    4.2.1 The reproducibility of the results of the test method specified in 9.2 depends on the use of procedures for automatic home laundering as specified on care labels.

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

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of any washable or drycleanable soft window covering.

    1.2 This specification is not a specification for washable or drycleanable soft window coverings but may be used by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier to establish material specifications.

    1.3 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

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

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

    D3691 Performance Specification for Woven, Lace, and Knit Household Curtain and Drapery Fabrics

    D3773 Test Methods for Length of Woven Fabric

    D3940 Test Method for Bursting Strength (Load) and Elongation of Sewn Seams of Knit or Woven Stretch Textile Fabrics

    AATCC Methods

    AATCC 158 Dimensional Changes on Drycleaning in Perchloroethylene: Machine Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 52131500(Curtains and draperies)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4720

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