ASTM D7142 - 05(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Holding Strength of Prong-Ring Attached Snap Fasteners

    Active Standard ASTM D7142 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.54

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    Both test methods are considered satisfactory for acceptance testing of commercial shipments of garments with prong-ring type snap fasteners.

    In case of dispute arising from differences in reported test results when using this test method for acceptance of commercial shipment, the purchaser and the supplier should conduct comparative tests to determine if there is a statistical bias between their laboratories. Competent statistical assistance is recommended for the investigation of bias. As a minimum, the two parties should take a group of test specimens that are as homogeneous as possible and that are from a lot of material of the type in question. The test specimens should then be randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory for testing. The average results from the two laboratories should be compared using appropriate statistical analysis and an acceptable probability level chosen by the parties before testing is begun. If a bias is found, either the cause must be determined and corrected, or the purchaser and supplier must agree to interpret future test results with consideration to the known bias.

    Comparison of results from test equipment operating on different principles is not recommended. In cases of conflict between the test results achieved with manual test equipment (Option 2) and motorized CRE (constant rate of extension) tensile testing machine (Option 1), the results from the motorized equipment shall take precedence.

    This test method may be used to determine the compatibility of prong-ring type snap fasteners and fabrics for use in apparel. In which case, the fasteners are attached to the fabric in the manner in which they will be used and the combined units tested. See Annex A1.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the holding strength of a prong-ring to the socket or stud of a snap fastener using a tensile testing machine (Option 1) or a manual test stand and force-measuring gage (Option 2).

    1.2 This test method is applicable to prong-ring type snap fasteners in garments or to be attached to fabrics intended for use in apparel (see Annex A1).

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the specification.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    Federal Document

    16CFR Parts 1500.48-1500.53 and 1501.4 Engineering Test Manual for Childrens Toys Available from Federal Register, Vol 44, No. 117, June 1979, Consumer Product Commission, 16 CFR Parts 1500 and 1501.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.99 (Other fasteners)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31162413(Snap fastener); 44122118(Prong fasteners)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7142-05R11

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