ASTM F1790 / F1790M - 14

    Standard Test Method for Measuring Cut Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing

    Active Standard ASTM F1790 / F1790M | Developed by Subcommittee: F23.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method assesses the cut resistance of a material when exposed to a cutting edge under specified loads. Data obtained from this test method can be used to compare the cut resistance of different materials.

    5.2 This test method only addresses that range of cutting hazards that are related to a cutting action across the surface of the material. It is not representative of any other cutting hazard to which the material may be subjected such as serrated edges, saw blades or motorized cutting tools. Nor is it representative of puncture, tear, or other modes of fabric failure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the cut resistance of a material when mounted on a mandrel and subjected to a cutting edge under a specified load using the Cut Protection Performance (CPP) Tester.

    1.1.1 This procedure is not valid for high-porosity materials which allow cutting edge contact with the mounting surface prior to cutting.

    1.1.2 Test apparatus may have limitations in testing materials with a thickness greater than 3 mm or having a high frictional coefficient such as elastomers.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1000 Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    F1494 Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing

    ISO Standards

    ISO13996 Protective Clothing--Mechanical Properties--Determination of Resistance to Puncture

    ISO13997 Protective Clothing--Mechanical Properties--Determination of Resistance to Cutting by Sharp Objects


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1790_F1790M

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