ASTM D5432 - 12(2019)

    Standard Performance Specification for Blanket Products for Institutional and Household Use

    Active Standard ASTM D5432 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.63

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

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

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

    4.2.1 In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: This product meets Specification D5432 except for the following characteristic(s).

    4.3 Where no prepurchase agreement has been reached between the purchaser and the supplier, 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.

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

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in thermal woven, conventional woven, flocked, nonwoven, and knitted blanket products for use in institutional and household environments.

    1.2 This specification may be used by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier to establish purchasing specification requirements.

    1.3 The requirements in Table 1 apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.

    1.4 This specification does not include requirements for electric blankets. Electric blankets are specified under UL 964 requirements dictated by the Underwriter's Laboratories.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D2724 Test Method for Bond Strength of Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics

    D2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens for Textiles

    D3786 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile FabricsDiaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method

    D4151 Test Method for Flammability of Blankets

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

    D6797 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Fabrics Constant-Rate-of-Extension (CRE) Ball Burst Test

    D7023 Terminology Relating to Home Furnishings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 52121508(Blankets)


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D5432-12R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5432-12(2019), Standard Performance Specification for Blanket Products for Institutional and Household Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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