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Significance and Use
5.1 Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, woven or knitted products intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in of this specification for terry products and for non terry products.
5.2 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 or . Therefore, one or more of the requirements listed in or may be modified by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the seller.
5.2.1 In such cases, any references to the specification shall specify that: This product meets ASTM Specification 63-707 except for the following characteristic(s).
5.3 Where no prepurchase agreement has been reached between the purchaser and the supplier, and in case of controversy, the requirements listed in or are intended to be used as a guide only. As noted in , ultimate consumer demands dictate varying performance parameters for any particular style.
5.4 The significance and use of particular properties and test methods are discussed in the appropriate sections of the specified test methods.
1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in woven and knitted kitchen towel, dishcloth, crash towel, huck towel, washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, and bath sheet 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 apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.4 This specification is not applicable for coated and laminated products, nonwoven products, or terry fabrics used for apparel.
1.5 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.
1.6 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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus
D2261 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure (Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Testing Machine)
D2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens for Textiles
D3786 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile FabricsDiaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method
D4772 Test Method for Surface Water Absorption of Terry Fabrics (Water Flow)
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 Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)
UNSPSC Code 52121700(Towels)
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ASTM D5433-12(2019), Standard Performance Specification for Towel Products for Institutional and Household Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top