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    ASTM D751 - 19

    Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    Active Standard ASTM D751 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.37

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.02

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Coated fabrics and rubber products made from coated fabrics are important items of commerce, and adequate test methods must be available to ensure the quality of these products. These test methods provide for this testing capability.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover, but are not limited to, rubber-coated fabrics, that is, tarpaulins, rainwear, and similar products.

    1.2 The scope of each of these test methods appears in the section in which the test method is described.

    1.3 The test methods appear in the following sections:

    Test Method


    Dimensions and Mass

    7 – 10

    Breaking Strength


     Procedure A—Grab Test Method

    12 – 15

     Procedure B—Cut Strip Test Method




    Bursting Strength


     Procedure A – Ball Burst Method

    19 – 22

     Procedure B – Diaphragm Burst Method

    23 – 26

    Puncture Resistance

    27 – 30

    Tearing Strength


     Procedure A—Pendulum Method


     Procedure B—Tongue Tear Method

    33 – 36

    Trapezoidal Tear

    37 – 40

    Hydrostatic Resistance


     Procedure A—Mullen Type Tester

    42 – 45

     Procedure B—Rising Water Column Tester

    46 – 49

    Adhesion Coating (to Fabrics)

    50 – 53

    Strength of Coating

    54 – 58

    Tack-Tear Resistance

    59 – 63

    Low Temperature Bend Test


    Low Temperature Impact Test


    Low-Temperature Crack Resistance

    66 – 70

    Seam Strength

    71 – 76

    Accelerated Heat Aging (Oven Method)

    77 – 84

    Dead Load Seam Strength

    85 – 88

    Blocking Resistance at Elevated Temperatures

    89 – 93

    Crush Resistance

    94 – 98

    Wicking of Coated Cloth

    99 – 102

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven

    D1349 Practice for Rubber--Standard Conditions for Testing

    D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus

    D2136 Test Method for Coated FabricsLow-Temperature Bend Test

    D2137 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyBrittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.40 (Coated fabrics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162112(Coated fabrics); 11162117(Rubber fabrics)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0751-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D751-19, Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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