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    ASTM D4721 - 12(2019)

    Standard Practice for Evaluation of the Performance of Machine Washable and Drycleanable Bedcoverings and Accessories

    Active Standard ASTM D4721 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.63

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice may be used to evaluate pertinent performance characteristics of machine washable or drycleanable bedcoverings.

    4.2 The characteristics to be evaluated and the acceptance criteria assigned to these areas shall be set by mutual agreement between purchaser and supplier.

    4.3 The significance and use of specific properties are discussed in the appropriate test methods and performance standards.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice may be used to evaluate specific characteristics of importance in the performance of bedcoverings and accessories (machine washable or drycleanable, woven and knit) including bedspreads, comforters, quilts, pillowshams, dust ruffles, and blankets, hereinafter referred to collectively as bedcoverings.

    1.2 This practice is not to be used to evaluate bedcoverings that are refurbished by handwashing.

    1.3 This practice shall not be construed to be a standard of performance for bedcoverings.

    1.4 This practice shall not be used to evaluate sheets.

    1.5 This practice may be used by mutual agreement between purchaser and supplier to set purchasing specifications.

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    D1683 Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Fabrics

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D3136 Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products

    D3773 Test Methods for Length of Woven Fabric

    D3940 Test Method for Bursting Strength (Load) and Elongation of Sewn Seams of Knit or Woven Stretch Textile Fabrics

    D3993 Performance Specification for Woven, Thermal, Flocked, Nonwoven, and Knitted Household Blanket Fabrics

    D4037 Performance Specification for Woven, Knitted, or Flocked Bedspread Fabrics

    D7023 Terminology Relating to Home Furnishings

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47111500(Washing and drying equipment)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D4721-12R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4721-12(2019), Standard Practice for Evaluation of the Performance of Machine Washable and Drycleanable Bedcoverings and Accessories, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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