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    ASTM F2298-03

    Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Diffusion Resistance and Air Flow Resistance of Clothing Materials Using the Dynamic Moisture Permeation Cell


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the moisture vapor transport and gas flow properties of fabrics, membranes, and membrane laminates used for protective materials.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as 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

    D737 Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics

    Other Standards

    JIS L 1099 Testing Methods for Water Vapour Permeability of Clothes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2298-03

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2298-03, Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Diffusion Resistance and Air Flow Resistance of Clothing Materials Using the Dynamic Moisture Permeation Cell, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.org

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