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Standard Practice for the Evaluation of Machine Washable T-Shirts

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Standard Practice for the Evaluation of Machine Washable T-Shirts


1.1 This practice covers test methods and procedures used to evaluate important characteristics of machine washable T-shirts. T-shirts may be made of knitted fabric composed of any textile fiber(s) or blend of fibers and intended to be used as underwear or as an outer garment.

1.2 T-shirts' characteristics may be assessed either as a final product or at any intermediate processing stage.

1.3 This practice excludes T-shirts intended for hand washing or dry cleaning care.

1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

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 standards to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

4.1 This practice may be used to evaluate pertinent characteristics of washable T-shirts.

4.2 T-shirts may be subject to extra processes such as garment dyeing, garment washing, printing, application of embroidery or trims. An individual process or combination or processes may affect the performance of the final product.

4.3 This practice may be used by mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier to establish purchasing specifications.


T-shirts; ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

07.02 (Textiles (II): D4393 - latest)

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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April 1, 2013

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