ASTM D3776-96

    Standard Test Methods for Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of fabric mass per unit area (weight) and is applicable to most fabrics.

    1.2 There are four approved options:

    1.2.1 Option A -Full Piece, Roll, Bolt or Cut (Section 7).

    1.2.2 Option B -Full Width Sample (Section 8).

    1.2.3 Option C -Small Swatch of Fabric (Section 9).

    1.2.4 Option D -Narrow Fabrics (Section 10).

    1.3 The values either in SI units or U.S. customary units are regarded as standard. U.S. customary units may be approximate.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and 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

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D3773 Test Methods for Length of Woven Fabric

    D3774 Test Method for Width of Textile Fabric

    Other Standard

    ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 Inspection by Attributes


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3776-96

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    ASTM D3776-96, Standard Test Methods for Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.org

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