ASTM F3383 - 19a

    Standard Test Method for Filament Bind of Single Fibers in Synthetic Turf

    Active Standard ASTM F3383 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.65

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Monofilament fibers in synthetic turf athletic fields need to be sufficiently bound to the synthetic turf fabric. The binding force must be sufficient to resist filament loss by expected forces applied to the turf during installation and anticipated activities on the installed synthetic turf field.

    5.2 Loss of turf fiber filaments from the turf fabric affects the aesthetic appearance of the synthetic turf. There are also potential negative impacts on performance properties from excessive filament loss.

    5.3 Filament bind provides a relative indication of the resistance to fiber loss.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method applies to tufted synthetic turf produced with at least one bundle of monofilament fibers.

    1.2 This test method is applicable to laboratory testing (Method A), and for testing of installed turf (Method B).

    1.3 The results from this test method provide an indication of the resistance to single fiber loss during installation or end use applications of the synthetic turf.

    1.4 All values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard; the values in SI units are provided as information only and are not exact equivalents. In case of reference decisions, the inch-pound units shall prevail.

    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

    D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D5684 Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings

    F1551 Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials

    F1936 Specification for Impact Attenuation of Turf Playing Systems as Measured in the Field


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3383-19A

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3383-19a, Standard Test Method for Filament Bind of Single Fibers in Synthetic Turf, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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