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1.1 This practice covers instructions for the designation of yarn construction and is applicable to single yarns, plied yarns, and cabled yarns or cords of filaments or spun fibers. The application of the practice to specific cases is illustrated with examples. This practice does not cover the description of novelty yarns or core spun yarns of various types.
1.2 The primary purpose of this practice is to establish a reference system for use in the trade and particularly for use in correspondence and publications. To secure a simplified notation, certain portions may be omitted provided there is no doubt as to the omitted parts.
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
D861 Practice for Use of the Tex System to Designate Linear Density of Fibers, Yarn Intermediates, and Yarns
D4849 Terminology Related to Yarns and Fibers
ISO StandardISO 1139 Designation of Yarns
ICS Number Code 59.080.20 (Yarns)
UNSPSC Code 11151700(Yarns)
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ASTM D1244-98, Standard Practice for Designation of Yarn Construction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top