ASTM-D4723 › Standard Classification Index of and Descriptions of Textile Flammability Test Methods (Withdrawn 2016)
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1.1 This index provides lists of test methods used in the United States of America and Canada for measuring and describing the properties of textiles and textile products or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions. Military specifications are not included in the listing. Related but separately published sampling plans are not included.
1.2.1 An index of test methods per end use application is found in 6.1.
1.2.2 An index of test methods by publishing agency or the authority having jurisdiction is found in 6.2. The World Wide Web address of the publisher is listed so that the reader can gather specific information on the standard or regulation.
1.2.3 Although some research test methods are not included, the listing is reasonably complete for textile items of commerce.
1.3 All published ASTM textile methods are included as well as methods useful for, but not necessarily intended exclusively for, textiles.
1.4 Some documents are included solely because they may be useful for reference or research purposes.
1.5 ASTM assumes no responsibility for the suitability of the listed test methods and performance specifications to describe or appraise the fire hazard of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute endorsement by ASTM.
1.6 This standard can not be used to provide quantitative measure.
Significance and Use
The information indexed provides the user with the identification of test methods, performance specifications, and related documents pertaining to the flammability or response to heat of textiles and materials.
aerospace materials; apparel; blankets and bed clothing; building materials; burning behavior; burning rate; carpet, rugs and floor coverings; childrens sleepwear; combustion; fire; fire resistant curtains and drapes; fire tests; flame resistant; flammability; heat release; heat transfer; ignition; materials; mattresses and mattress pads; motor vehicles; oxygen index; plastics; protective clothing; radiant panel; sleeping bags; smoke; tents; textiles; thermal protective; toxicity; upholstered furniture; wallcoverings; ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 59.080.30 (Textile fabrics)
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Jan. 1, 2011