ASTM D4721 - 12

    Standard Practice for Evaluation of the Performance of Machine Washable and Drycleanable Bedcoverings and Accessories

    Active Standard ASTM D4721 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.63

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    ASTM D4721

    Significance and Use

    This practice may be used to evaluate pertinent performance characteristics of machine washable or drycleanable bedcoverings.

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

    The significance and use of specific properties are discussed in the appropriate test methods and performance standards.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice may be used to evaluate specific characteristics of importance in the performance of bedcoverings and accessories (machine washable or drycleanable, woven and knit) including bedspreads, comforters, quilts, pillowshams, dust ruffles, and blankets, hereinafter referred to collectively as bedcoverings.

    1.2 This practice is not to be used to evaluate bedcoverings that are refurbished by handwashing.

    1.3 This practice shall not be construed to be a standard of performance for bedcoverings.

    1.4 This practice shall not be used to evaluate sheets.

    1.5 This practice may be used by mutual agreement be-
    tween purchaser and supplier to set purchasing specifications.

    1.6 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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D4721-12

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