Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 21, 2017
ASTM D1059-01

Standard Test Method for Yarn Number Based on Short-Length Specimens (Withdrawn 2010)


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the yarn number of all types of cotton, woolen, worsted, and man-made fiber yarns taken from packages; or from any textile fabrics in which the yarns are intact and can be removed in measurable lengths. The test method is not applicable to yarns taken from napped or cut pile fabrics. Because this method is based on short-length specimens, the results should only be considered as approximations of yarn number.

Note 1—For a more precise procedure for the determination of yarn number, refer to Test Method D 1907.

Note 2—The following additional methods for the determination of yarn number have been approved for yarns made from specific fibers: Specifications D 541, D 578, and D 681.

1.2 This test method is applicable to yarns which stretch less than 5 % when tension on yarn is increased from 0.25 to 0.75 cN/tex (0.25 to 0.75 gf/tex). By mutual agreement it may be adapted to yarns which stretch more than 5 % by use of tension lower than that specified in the method for elastomers or use of tension higher than that specified in the method to pull the crimp out of textured yarns.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard; the values in inch-pound units are reported as information only.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D13.58
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D1059-01
ICS Code: 59.080.20