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    ASTM D3562 - 14

    Standard Performance Specification for Woven Drycleanable Coat Fabrics

    Active Standard ASTM D3562 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.01

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller, woven fabrics intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this specification.

    TABLE 1 Specification Requirements for Woven Drycleanable Coat Fabrics





    Men's & Boy's

    Women's & Girl's


    Breaking strength (load) (CRT)

    133 N (30 lbf), min

    133 N (30 lbf), min



    Napped fabrics:







    111 N (25 lbf), min





    89 N (20 lbf), min


    Resistance to yarn slippage:





    All fabrics, 1/4 in. (6 mm) separation

    111 N (25 lbf), min



    Cross-dyed fabrics,

    89 N (20 lbf), min




    1/8 in. (3 mm) separation

    89 N (20 lbf), min



    Solid shades, 1/4 in. (6 mm) separation

    89 N (20 lbf), min


    Tongue tear strength

    13 N (3 lbf), min

    13 N (3 lbf), min


    Dimensional change (each direction):






    2 % max shrinkage & 0 % growth



    After 3 dry cleanings

    2 % max shrinkage & 0 % growth


    Colorfastness to:





    Burnt gas fumes






    Alteration in shade: 1 cycle each on original & after 1 cleaning

    Class 4, min

    Grade 4, min



    Dry cleaning






    Shade change

    Grade 4, min

    Grade 4, min










    Grade 4, min

    Grade 4, min





    Grade 3.5, min

    Grade 3, min



    Perspiration A






    Shade change

    Grade 4, min

    Grade 4, min





    Grade 3.5, min

    Grade 3, min



    Light (xenon-arc)






    20 AATCC fading units

    Grade 4, min

    Grade 4, min


    Fabric appearance (see

    SA 4, min

    See 7.6.1


    Flammability (16 CFR 1610)

    Class I

    Class I


    A See Note 7.

    4.2 It is recognized that for purposes of fashion or aesthetics the ultimate consumer of articles made from these fabrics may find acceptable fabrics that do not conform to all of the requirements in Table 1; therefore, one or more of the requirements may be modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller.

    4.2.1 In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: This fabric meets Performance Specification D3562 except for the following characteristic(s).

    4.3 Where no prepurchase agreement has been reached between the purchaser and the seller, and in case of controversy, the requirements listed in Table 1 are intended to be used as a guide only. As noted in 4.2, ultimate consumer demands dictate varying performance parameters for any particular style of fabric.

    4.4 The significance and uses of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This performance specification covers woven drycleanable topcoats, overcoats, and dress coat outer fabrics composed of any textile fiber or mixture of textile fibers.

    1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to woven fabrics used for linings, interlinings, rainwear garments, and all-purpose, water-repellent garments nor is this performance specification applicable to bonded or laminated fabrics.

    1.3 These requirements apply to both the length and width directions for those properties where each fabric direction is pertinent.

    1.4 When a fabric requires special treatment, specific methods will be described as they are developed for that material, and such special tests will have precedence over these general requirements.

    1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this performance specification: 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.

    AATCC Test Methods

    15 Colorfastness to Perspiration

    16 Colorfastness to Light

    116 Colorfastness to Crocking: Rotary Vertical Crockmeter Method

    124 Appearance of Durable Press Fabrics after Repeated Home Launderings

    132 Colorfastness to Drycleaning

    135 Dimensional Changes in Automatic Home Laundering of Durable Press Woven or Knit Fabrics

    23 Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes

    8 Colorfastness to Crocking: AATCC Crockmeter Method

    Evaluation Procedure 1: Gray Scale for Color Change

    Evaluation Procedure 2: Gray Scale for Staining

    Evaluation Procedure 3: AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus

    D2262 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Woven Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Method (Constant-Rate-of-Traverse Tensile Testing Machine)

    D2724 Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics

    D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)

    Federal Standard

    16 CFR 1610 Chapter II--Consumer Product Safety Commission, Subchapter D--Flammable Fabrics Act Regulations

    ASQ Standard

    ASQ Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11161800(Synthetic fabrics)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D3562-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3562-14, Standard Performance Specification for Woven Drycleanable Coat Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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