This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in seamless knit garments, including camisoles, panties, slips, girdles and swimwear. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties of seamless knit garments: bursting strength, colorfastness to laundering, colorfastness to drycleaning, colorfastness to crocking, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to intimates, colorfastness to sea water, colorfastness to chlorinated pool water, colorfastness to chlorine and non-chlorine bleach, dimensional change, stretch, flammability, garnet twist, and fiber content.
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Significance and Use
Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, seamless knit garments intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this specification.
It is recognized that, for purposes of fashion or aesthetics, the ultimate consumer of articles made from these fabrics may find acceptable products that do not conform to all of the requirements listed in Table 1. Therefore, one or more of the requirements in Table 1 may be modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier.
In such cases, any references to the specifications should specify that: “This product meets ASTM specifications XXXX except for the following characteristic(s).”
Where no pre-purchase agreement has been reached between the purchaser and supplier, and in case of controversy, the requirements listed in Table 1 are intended to be used as a guide only. As noted in 4.2, ultimate consumer demands dictate varying performance parameters for a particular product.
The uses and significance of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
TABLE 1 Specification Requirements
|Bursting Strength||<5 oz||30 lb/sq in|| |
| Laundering||Color Change||4.0 Min||7.2|
| Drycleaning||Color change||4.0 Min||7.3|
| Crocking||Dry||4.0 Min||7.4|
| Light Swimwear 40 AFU's||Grade 3.5 Min||7.5|
| Intimates 20 AFU's||Grade 3.5 Min|
| Perspiration||Color change||4.5 Min||7.6|
| Water\t||Color change||4.5 Min||7.7|
| Sea Water (Swimwear only)\t||Color change\t||4.0 Min||7.8|
| Chlorinated Pool Water (Swimwear only)||Color change||4.0 Min||7.9|
| Chlorine||Grade 4 Min|
| Non-Chlorine||Grade 4 Min|
| Laundering Each direction||±5.0% Max|
| Drycleaning- Each direction||±3.0% Max|
|Flammability\t||Class 1 ||7.13|
|Garment Twist||5 % max||7.14|
|Fiber Content||Blends||±3.0% Max||7.15|
|100% Fibers||±0.0% Max|
1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in seamless knit garments, including camisoles, panties, slips, girdles and swimwear.
1.2 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this performance 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
D629 Test Methods for Quantitative Analysis of Textiles
D1230 Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
D2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens for Textiles
D3107 Test Methods for Stretch Properties of Fabrics Woven from Stretch Yarns
D3136 Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products
D3786 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics--Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method
D3787 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textiles--Constant-Rate-of-Traverse (CRT) Ball Burst Test
D7022 Terminology Relating to Apparel
performance specification; seamless knit garments; Garments; Knitted textile fabrics; Swimwear
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)
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