ASTM D1448-97

    Standard Test Method for Micronaire Reading of Cotton Fibers


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the micronaire reading of loose cotton fibers by measuring the resistance of a plug of cotton fibers to air flow under prescribed conditions.

    Note 1-For other methods for determining the fineness of fibers based on the air-flow principle, refer to Test Method D 1449, Test Method for Specific Area and Immaturity Ratio of Cotton Fibers (Arealometer Method), and to Test Method D 1282, Test Method for Resistance to Air Flow as an Indication of Average Fiber Diameter of Wool Top, Card Sliver, and Scoured Wool.

    1.2 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

    D1282 Test Method for Resistance to Airflow as an Indication of Average Fiber Diameter of Wool Top, Card Sliver, and Scoured Wool

    D1441 Practice for Sampling Cotton Fibers for Testing

    D1449 Method of Test for Specific Area and Immaturity Ratio of Cotton Fibers (Arealometer Method)

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D5867 Test Methods for Measurement of Physical Properties of Raw Cotton by Cotton Classification Instruments

    D7139 Terminology for Cotton Fibers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.060.10 (Natural fibres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151507(Cotton fibers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1448-97

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1448-97, Standard Test Method for Micronaire Reading of Cotton Fibers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1997, www.astm.org

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