ASTM D2259-02(2006)e1

    Standard Test Method for Shrinkage of Yarns


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is used to determine the shrinkage of yarns in skein form when treated in boiling water, dry heat, saturated steam, or solvents. This test method is applicable to yarns made from any fiber or combination of fibers where the tex of the yarn is known or can be determined. This test method is not recommended for elastomeric yarns and those yarns that stretch more than 5 % under the tension loadings prescribed, although it has been used for the latter.

    Note 1

    Procedures for determining yarn shrinkage and bulk properties of textured yarns are covered in Test Method D 4031.

    1.2 This test method shows the values in both SI and inch-pound units. "SI" units is the technically correct name for the system of metric units known as the International System of Units. "Inch-pound" units is the technically correct name for the customary units used in the United States. The values stated in either SI units or in other units shall be regarded as standard. The values expressed in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore each system must be used independently of the other without combining in any way.

    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

    D1059 Test Method for Yarn Number Based on Short-Length Specimens

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D1907 Test Method for Linear Density of Yarn (Yarn Number) by the Skein Method

    D2258 Practice for Sampling Yarn for Testing

    D3888 Terminology for Yarn Spinning Systems

    D3990 Terminology Relating to Fabric Defects

    D4031 Test Method for Bulk Properties of Textured Yarns

    D4848 Terminology Related to Force, Deformation and Related Properties of Textiles

    D4849 Terminology Related to Yarns and Fibers

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.20 (Yarns)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151700(Yarns)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2259-02R06E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2259-02(2006)e1, Standard Test Method for Shrinkage of Yarns, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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