This test method employs the grab procedures used to determine localized weakness due to bar-tacking in the pocket areas of all types of garments such as shirts, including the side or back pockets of trousers, pants, or jeans. To test its breaking strength, a specimen of the pocket area shall be mounted centrally in clamps of a constant-rate-of-extension tensile testing machine and a force shall be applied until the specimen breaks. Reports on the test results shall include the mode of failure and the location of where the break occurs.
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1.1 This test method utilizes the grab procedures to determine localized weakness due to bar-tacking in the pocket areas of all types of garments. This can be utilized to test bar-tacking in the pockets of shirts, as well as side or back pockets of trousers, pants, or jeans.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be 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 standard.
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.
D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
breaking strength; pocket reinforcement; tensile strength;
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)
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