ASTM-D5378 Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use

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Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use




1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in woven and knitted shower curtains for use in institutional and household environments.

1.2 This specification may be used by mutual agreement between purchaser and supplier to establish purchasing specification requirements.

1.3 The requirements in Table 1 apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.

1.4 This specification is not applicable for coated, laminated or vinyl product.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

TABLE 1 Specification Requirements

Note—Grade in a, b, and c, is based on a numerical scale of 5 for negligible or no color change or color transfer to 1 for severe color change or color transfer.

Breaking Force (Load) (CRT) 7.1.1
Dry178 N (40 lbf), minimum
Wet89 N (20 lbf), minimum
Bursting Force (Knit Fabrics)178 N (40 lbf), minimum7.1.2
Dimensional Change (L× W)3.0 % maximum7.1.3
Skew 4.0 % maximum7.1.4
Shade changeGrade 4A minimum
StainGrade 3B minimum
DryGrade 4C minimum
WetGrade 4C minimum
Light (20 AATCC AFU) (xenon arc)Grade 4A minimum7.1.5.3
Water Resistance 7.1.6
Categories based on minimum time for
1-g weight
2 ft (600 mm)2 min rain
3 ft (915 mm)5 min storm
Appearance RetentionSatisfactory7.2.1

A AATCC Gray Scale for Color Change.

B AATCC Gray Scale for Staining.

C AATCC 9-Step Chromatic Transference Scale.


bath products; household; institutional; shower curtains; ICS Number Code 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

07.02 (Textiles (II): D4393 - latest)

To find similar documents by classification:

97.160 (Home textiles. Linen Including duvets, blankets, bedding Electric blankets, see 97.030)

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