ASTM D6613 - 08(2019)

    Standard Practice for Determining the Presence of Sizing in Nylon or Polyester Fabric

    Active Standard ASTM D6613 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The depth of color achieved in dyeing fabric according to this practice is relative to the amount of sizing in the fabric. This practice employs a chromatic staining scale from 1 to 5 which is inversely proportional to the relative amount of sizing in the fabric. A light color stain indicates a low concentration of sizing and warrants a high numerical rating, while a dark color stain indicates a high concentration of sizing and warrants a low numerical rating.

    5.2 The accuracy of this practice depends upon the ability of the testing personnel to match the color of the stain to the colors in the AATCC 9 Step ChromaticTransference Scale.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Using a color scale of 1 to 5, this practice describes the procedures for determining the presence and relative amount of sizing in fabrics made of undyed nylon or non-cationically dyeable polyester yarns prepared with a cationically dyeable sizing

    1.2 Procedures and apparatus other than those stated in this standard may be used by agreement of purchaser and supplier with the specific deviations from the standard acknowledged in the report.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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

    D6799 Terminology Relating to Inflatable Restraints

    American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

    AATCC AATCC Evaluation Procedure # 8 Available from AATCC P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.20 (Yarns)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6613-08R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6613-08(2019), Standard Practice for Determining the Presence of Sizing in Nylon or Polyester Fabric, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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