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Significance and Use
5.1 Knitted fabrics should meet all of the requirements in Table 1 to be suitable for use in the manufacture of dress suits and sportswear jackets, slacks, and trousers for men and boys.
5.2 It is recognized that for purposes of fashion or aesthetics the ultimate consumer of articles made from these fabrics may find acceptable some fabrics that do not conform to all of the requirements in Table 1. For example, the fabric could be dyed in shades that do not meet the requirement in Table 1 for colorfastness to light, yet be acceptable to the ultimate consumer because the shade is fashionable. In such cases, one or more of the requirements may be modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller.
5.2.1 If any of the requirements in Table 1 are modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller, any reference to the specification shall specify that “this fabric meets ASTM Specification D3782 except for the following characteristic(s).”
5.3 The uses and significance of particular properties are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specific methods.
1.1 This performance specification covers men's and boys' knitted dress suit and knitted sportswear jacket, slack, and trouser fabrics composed of any textile fiber or mixture of textile fibers.
1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to knitted fabrics used for interlinings.
1.3 These requirements apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.4 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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D231 Methods of Testing Tolerances for Knit Goods; Replaced by D 3887
D2594 Test Method for Stretch Properties of Knitted Fabrics Having Low Power
D2724 Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics
D2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens for Textiles
D7022 Terminology Relating to Apparel3
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)
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ASTM D3782-14, Standard Performance Specification for Men’s and Boys’ Knitted Dress Suit Fabrics and Knitted Sportswear Jacket, Slack, and Trouser Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top