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Standard Guide for Conducting Wear Tests on Textiles

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Standard Guide for Conducting Wear Tests on Textiles


1.1 This guide is designed to provide data on which a prediction can be based concerning the expected wear performance of a wide variety of textiles in end-use conditions.

1.2 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.

Significance and Use

This guide may be used to evaluate textiles used in apparel, upholstered furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, and bed, bath and table linens.

This guide may be used for several purposes:

5.2.1 To determine the comparative performance of new or existing products,

5.2.2 To determine the suitability of current products in different end-uses, and

5.2.3 To evaluate and compare the effect of wear of construction details as well as specific fabrics, fibers, dyeings, finishing, fabrication techniques, etc.

This guide provides for flexibility in design and evaluation since the information sought from each wear test will vary (see Appendix X1).

This guide may be used to compare the wear performance of two or more textiles when these are included in the same test, or to compare a textile whose properties have not been evaluated with one having a known performance history.


appearance; bedding material; floor covering; table cloth fabrics; upholstery; wear testing; window coverings; ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

07.01 (Textiles (I): D76 - D4391)

To find similar documents by classification:

61.020 (Clothes Including underwear, nightwear, knitwear, military clothing, hosiery, etc. and their labelling and size coding schemes Medical garments, see 11.140 Protective clothing, see 13.340.10)

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1995 R02 EDITION



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Dec. 1, 2002

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6 pages

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