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    ASTM D6322 - 15

    Standard Guide to International Test Methods Associated with Textile Care Procedures

    Active Standard ASTM D6322 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide identifies U.S., Canadian and other international test methods used in the process of determining and evaluating textile and apparel care label instruction effectiveness for properties such as colorfastness, susceptibility to damage due to retained bleaching agents, dimensional stability, safe ironing temperatures and appearance retention (see 1.5 for exclusions).

    4.2 This guide is intended for general use by those who wish to compare care label evaluation methods of the United States with those of both The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).

    4.3 The inclusion of AATCC, ASTM, CGSB, and ISO test methods provides broad reference information.

    4.4 Consult specific ASTM textile fabric, apparel and home furnishing performance specifications for evaluation criteria.

    4.4.1 A listing of all ASTM textile performance specifications may be found in Volumes, 07.01 and 07.02 of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These textile specifications are appropriate for apparel or textile products that have not been wet processed or dyed after the product was sewn into its final form.

    4.5 The National Standard of Canada—Care Labelling of Textiles (CAN/CGSB-86 1-2003) includes performance criteria that is used in the evaluation of care claims, including written words or symbols, identified on garments or textile products that are offered for sale in Canada (see Table 1 and Table 2.)

    (A) ISO symbols adapted from ISO 3758:2012(E), with the permission of ANSI on behalf of ISO. ©ISO 2012–All rights reserved.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide lists general home laundering and commercial drycleaning textile care procedures and the associated ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists), CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board), and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards available for the testing and evaluation of textile products.

    1.2 This guide identifies the national and international textile and apparel test methods available to manufacturers, retailers, importers, testing organizations and other related parties.

    1.3 This guide provides a list of test methods that can be used by the reader to evaluate the properties of textiles and apparel during refurbishing, textile and apparel care instructions; and, textile and apparel care labels.

    1.4 This guide is not intended to be used in the establishment of performance criteria, but as a guide for product development and purchasing contracts. The country of Canada, however, has some performance criteria cited in The National Standard of Canada–Care Labelling of Textiles in CAN/CGSB–86.1-2003. See Table 1.

    (A) In addition to the properties of colourfastness, dimensional stability, effect of retained bleaching agent whether or not included in detergent and maximum safe ironing temperature, use of this care symbol system signifies that as a result of the restorative treatment, there shall be no appreciable change in the appearance of the textile product. For additional information on performance specifications and recommended test methods for the assessment of appearance changes, refer to CAN/CGSB-86.1-2003.

    1.5 This guide is applicable to textile and apparel articles; excluding upholstery fabrics, mattresses, carpet, leather, fur, and yarns.

    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 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 Standards

    AATCC Test Method 179 Skewness Change in Fabric and Garment Twist Resulting from Automatic Home Laundering

    CGSB Standards

    CGSB 1-GP-12 Standard Paint Colours

    ISO Standards

    ISO 9867 Evaluation of the wrinkle recovery of fabrics - Appearance Method

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.060 (Laundry appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 60105800(Clothing and textile design instructional materials)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D6322-15

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6322-15, Standard Guide to International Test Methods Associated with Textile Care Procedures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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