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This specification covers woven awning and canopy fabrics composed of any textile fiber or mixture of fibers. These requirements apply to the length and width for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent. The properties of the woven awning and canopy fabrics shall conform to the following specification requirements: breaking strength which shall be determined using a constant rate of extension tensile testing; resistance to yarn slippage; tear strength; dimensional change after cleanings; colorfastness due to burnt gas fumes, laundering and dry cleaning, wet and dry crocking, light, and ozone; water resistance and water repellency as shall be determined by rain and spray tests, respectively; fabric smoothness; and flammability.
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
Fabrics intended for this end-use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1.
It should be recognized that fabrics can be produced with an almost infinite number of combinations of construction variables (for example, type of fibers, percentage of fibers, yarn twist, yarn number, warp and pick count, chemical and mechanical finished.) Additionally, fashion or aesthetics dictate that the ultimate consumer may find acceptable articles made from fabrics that do not conform to all of the requirements in Table 1.
Hence, no single performance specification can possibly apply to all the various fabrics that could be utilized for this end-use.
The uses and significance of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
The significance and use of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
1.1 This performance specification covers woven awning and canopy fabrics composed of any textile fiber or mixture of fibers.
1.2 These requirements apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this specification: 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
D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
ICS Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)
UNSPSC Code 11161800(Synthetic fabrics)
ASTM D4847-02(2008), Standard Performance Specification for Woven Awning and Canopy Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top