Test Methods

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Color Change/Colorfastness


Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Emery Method AATCC 120
Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Emery Method AATCC 120 $73.00 Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting):Screen Wire Method AATCC 119
Colorfastness – Burnt Gas Fumes – AATCC 23
Colorfastness – Chlorine and Nonchlorine Bleach – AATCC 61/TexTest
Colorfastness – Crocking – AATCC 8
Colorfastness – Drycleaning – Commercial
Colorfastness – Dye Transfer in Storage – AATCC 163
Colorfastness – Phenolic Yellowing – ISO 105-X18
Colorfastness to Heat: Dry (Excluding Pressing) Sublimation AATCC 117
Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing (Per Temperature) AATCC 133
Colorfastness to Laundering – AATCC 61
Colorfastness to Laundering – AATCC 61 EACH ADDITIONAL CYCLE
Colorfastness to Light – Carbon Arc – AATCC 16 Exposure per hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) 120 Hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) – 10 hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) – 500 hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) 20 Hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) 40 Hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) 60 Hour
Colorfastness to Light – Xenon Arc – AATCC 16 (Option 3) Each Intermediate Rating
Colorfastness to Perspiration: Acid – AATCC 15
Colorfastness to Water – AATCC 107
Colorfastness to Water Spotting – AATCC 104
Colorfastness to Water: Chlorinated Pool – AATCC 162
Colorfastness to Water: Sea – AATCC 106
Performance – Color Measurement – Instrumental – ASTM E 1164 As Received
Performance-Color – Additional Spectrophotometric Readings or Rating




Flammability


State of California – Bulletin 117-2013 Section 1
Automotive Interior Materials – DOT FMVSS 302
BIFMA Cigarette Ignition – BIFMA X5.7-1991
BIFMA Fabric Screening – BIFMA X5.7-1991
Blankets – ASTM D 4151
Carpets – 16 CFR 1630/1631
Children’s Sleepwear – 50 Washings (4 lbs. Max. Load) – CPSC 16 CFR 1615/1616
Children’s Sleepwear – Fabric – CPSC 16 CFR 1615/1616
Children’s Sleepwear – Prototype Seams or Production Testing – CPSC 16 CFR 1615/1616
Cloth, Vertical – Federal Aviation Administration – FAR 25.853 (a.) & Appendix F
Cloth, Vertical – Flame Resistance of Cloth – FS 191A TM 5903
Cloth, Vertical – Flame Resistance of Textiles – ASTM D 6413
Curtains, Drapery, Upholstery – City of Boston Fire Test IX-1
Curtains, Drapery, Upholstery – State of MA 527 CMR 21.00
Heat and Thermal Shrinkage – ISO 17493
Mattress Tickings – 16 CFR 1632.6
State of California – Bulletin 117, Section D
State of California – Bulletin 117, Section E
State of California – Bulletin 117-2013, Section 2
State of California – Bulletin 117-2013, Section 3
Tenting Materials – Floor ( After Leaching, After Weathering)) – CPAI-84 (1995), Sec. 5
Tenting Materials – Floor (As Received) – CPAI-84 (1995), Sec. 5
Tenting Materials – Wall (As Received) – CPAI-84 (1995), Sec. 6
Tenting Materials – Wall (As Received, After Leaching, After Weathering)) – CPAI-84 (1995), Sec. 6
Textiles and Films – CS FM – Title 19, Section 1237.1 – Initial, After Leaching, After Weathering
Textiles and Films – Effects of Flame Impingement – ASTM D1358
Textiles and Films – Small Scale (1989) – NFPA 701 – 1989
Textiles and Films – State of CA Fire Marshall – Title 19, Section 1237.1
Textiles and Films – State of CA Fire Marshall – Title 19, Section 1264.3 BAST & LEAF
Textiles and Films – Test 1 – NFPA 701 – 2010
Textiles and Films – Test 2 – NFPA 701 – 2010
Textiles and Films – Test 2 – NFPA 701 – 2010
UFAC Fabric Classification – Cigarette
Upholstery Fabric – Upholstery Fabric – NFPA 260
Wearing Apparel – ASTM D1230
Wearing Apparel – CPSC 16 CFR 1610
Wearing Apparel – NFPA 702



Geotextile/Geosynthetic


Construction and Composition Analysis – Density/Specific Gravity – ASTM D 792
Construction and Composition Analysis – Hardness, Durometer – ASTM D 2240
Construction and Composition Analysis – Mass per Unit Area – ASTM D 3776
Construction and Composition Analysis – Mass per Unit Area – ASTM D 5261
Construction and Composition Analysis – Thickness – ASTM D 1593
Construction and Composition Analysis – Thickness – ASTM D 374
Construction and Composition Analysis – Thickness – ASTM D 751
Extractions – Volatile Loss (Carbon) – ASTM D 1203
Performance – Dimensional Stability – ASTM D 1204
Performance – Hydrostatic Resistance – ASTM D 751
Performance – UV Exposure – ASTM D 2136
Strength and Elongation – Adhesion of Plies – ASTM D 413
Strength and Elongation – Adhesion, Shear – ASTM D 816
Strength and Elongation – Seams, Factory (Peel/Shear) – ASTM D 4545
Strength and Elongation – Seams, Field (Peel/Shear) – ASTM D 4437
Strength and Elongation – Seams, Strength – ASTM D 751
Strength and Elongation – Strength, Grab – ASTM D 4632
Strength and Elongation – Strength, Grab – ASTM D 751
Strength and Elongation – Strength, Grab w/Elongation – ASTM D 4632
Strength and Elongation – Tear, Tongue Method – ASTM D 5735
Strength and Elongation – Tear, Tongue Method – ASTM D 751
Strength and Elongation – Tear, Trapezoidal Method – ASTM D 4533
Strength and Elongation – Tensile, Strip – ASTM D 882
Strength and Elongation – Tensile, Strip w/Elongation – ASTM D 882


Laundering/Drycleaning


Dimensional Change – Fabrics – AATCC 135 – 3 Washes
Dimensional Change Fabrics – AATCC 135 – 5 Washes
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Each Additional Home Machine or Hand Wash
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Each Additional Commercial Wash
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Each Additional Drycleaning
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Each Additional Measurement
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Each Durable Press Appearance
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Each General Appearance
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – AATCC 96/Commercial – 1 Commercial Wash
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – AATCC 135 – 1 wash
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – AATCC 96/Commercial – 3 Commercial Washes
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – AATCC 96/Commercial – 5 Commercial Washes
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Commercial – 1 Drycleaning
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – Commercial – 3 Drycleaning
Dimensional Change – Fabrics – FS 191A TM 5550,5552/5556 – 1 Laundering
Dimensional Change – Garments – AATCC 96/Commercial – 1 Commercial Wash
Dimensional Change – Garments – AATCC 150 – 1 Home Machine or Hand Wash
Dimensional Change – Garments – AATCC 150 – 3 Home Machine or Hand Washes
Dimensional Change – Garments – AATCC 150 – 5 Home Machine or Hand Washes
Dimensional Change – Garments – AATCC 96/Commercial – 3 Commercial Washes
Dimensional Change – Garments – Additional Measurement
Dimensional Change – Garments – Commercial – 1 Drycleaning
Dimensional Change – Garments – Commercial – 3 Drycleanings
Dimensional Change – Garments – Durable Press Appearance
Dimensional Change – Garments – FS 191A TM 7556 – 1 Laundering
Dimensional Change – Garments – General Appearance
General Appearance – Fabrics or Garments – After 1 Commercial Wash
General Appearance – Fabrics or Garments – After 1 Drycleaning
General Appearance – Fabrics or Garments – After 1 Home Machine or Hand Wash
General Appearance – Fabrics or Garments – After 1 Leather Cleaning
Smoothness Appearance – Fabrics – AATCC 124 – After 1 Home Machine Wash
Smoothness Appearance – Garments – AATCC 143 – After 1 Home Machine Wash



Performance


Air Permeability – ASTM D 737
Blocking – ASTM D 751
Blocking – FS 191A TM 5872
Button Impact Resistance – ASTM D 5171
Children’s Articles – Sharp Edges – 16 CFR Part 1500.49
Children’s Articles – Sharp Points – 16 CFR Part 1500.48
Children’s Articles – Small Parts – 16 CFR Part 1501
Chlorine Retention (Strength Loss) – AATCC 92
Chromaticity & Luminance, after 40 AFU – ANSI 107 ASTM E 1164
Color Measurement – Instrumental – ASTM E 1164 As Received
Crease Recovery Angle – AATCC 66
CUT RESISTANCE – ASTM F 1790
Dimensional Stability to Low Temperature (per temperature): up to 24 hours
Dimensional Stability, Upholstery – ASTM D 3597
Drying Time – Natick Method
Formaldehyde Release – AATCC 112
Melting Point – ASTM D 276
Needle Cutting – ASTM D 1908
Oven Aging, up to 16 Hr.
Requirements for Pacifiers – 16 CFR 1511
Resistance to Low Temperature (per temperature) – ASTM D751 Cold Crack w/Hydrostatic CFFA 6
Resistance to Low Temperature (per temperature) – Bend Test – ASTM D 2136
Resistance to Low Temperature (per temperature) – Impact Test – ASTM D 1790
Resistance to Low Temperature (per temperature) – Roller Test – FS 191A TM 5874
Soil Release – AATCC 130
Stain Removal Performance – ASTM D 4265
Stiffness Tests – Apparel Bending Modulus – ASTM D 747
Stiffness Tests – Cantilever (Drape) – ASTM D 1388
Stiffness Tests – Circular Bend Method – ASTM D 4032
Stiffness Tests – Clark – FS 191A TM 5204
Stiffness Tests – Heart Loop Method – ASTM D 1388
Stiffness Tests – Tinius Olsen – FS 191A TM 5202
Stiffness Tests @ Low Temp-Apparel Bending Modulus-ASTM D 747 at Low Temperature
VISUAL ASSESSMENT OF COLOR DIFFERENCE OF TEXTILES
Whiteness/Yellowness Index – ASTM E 313/D 1925
Wrinkle Recovery – AATCC 128
UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) AATCC 183



Strength/Elongation


Adhesion – Coating, Adhesive Method – ASTM D 751 sec. 39 to 42 or FS 191-5970
Adhesion – Coating, LAP SHEAR Method – TT049.015
Adhesion – Coating, Peel Method – ASTM D 751
Adhesion – Rubber Compounds – ASTM D 4393
Adhesion – Seams – FS 191A TM 5960
Adhesion of Wet Seams – FS 191A TM 5964
Breaking Strength – Ravel Strip – ASTM D 5035
Breaking Strength – Cut Strip – ASTM D 5035
Breaking Strength – Grab – ASTM D 5034, FS 191 5102
Bursting Strength – Ball Burst – ASTM D 3787
Strength – Diaphragm Method (Mullen) – ASTM D 3786
Dynamic Fatigue – ASTM D 4033
Elongation – With Breaking Strength – ASTM D 5034/D 5035
Hook and Loop Fasteners – Peel Strength – ASTM D 5170
Hook and Loop Fasteners – Shear Strength – ASTM D 5169
Puncture Resistance – Coated Fabrics, flat tip probe – ASTM D 751
Puncture Resistance – Flexible Barrier Fabrics, 3.2mm probe – ASTM F 1306
Seam Breaking Strength (Woven) – Seam in Garment or Presewn Seam – ASTM D 1683
Seam Breaking Strength (Woven) – TexTest Sewn Seam – ASTM D 1683
Seam Bursting Strength (Knits) – ASTM D 3940
Seam Slippage – Apparel – ASTM D 434
Seam Slippage – Seam in Garment or Presewn Seam – ASTM D 434
Seam Slippage – Upholstery – ASTM D 4034
Snap Strength Test – ASTM D 4846
Stretch & Recovery – ASTM D 2594 / ASTM D 3107
Stretch & Set – SAE J 855
Tear Resistance – Elmendorf Method – ASTM D 1424
Tear Resistance – Tongue Method – ASTM D 2261, CFFA 20 Proc.B
Tear Resistance – Trapezoid Method, wovens – ASTM D 5587
Torque and Tension, Children’s Articles – 16 CFR 1500.51 /.52 /.53
Zipper Strength (per test) – ASTM D 2061



Water/Oil


Aqueous Liquid Repellency: Water/Alcohol Solution Resistance- Drop Test – AATCC 193
Resistance/Absorbency – Wicking – AATCC 198:2013
Resistance/Absorbency – Absorbency of Terry Fabrics – ASTM D 4772
Resistance/Absorbency – Oil Repellency – AATCC 118
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Absorbency Capacity – ASTM D 1117 / ISO9073-6
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Absorbency Time – ASTM D 1117 / ISO9073-6
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Absorbency Wicking – ASTM D 1117 / ISO9073-6
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Drop Test – AATCC 79
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Dynamic Absorption – AATCC 70/FS 191A TM 5500
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Static Absorption – FS 191A TM 5502
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Weirich’s Absorbency (Wicking) – TT049.034
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Absorption – Wicking – SAE J 913
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Permeability – FS 191A TM 5516
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Proofness – ASTM D 3393
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Repellency: Spray Test – As Received – AATCC 22/FS 191A TM 5526
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Repellency: Spray Test – Before & After 3 Drycleanings – AATCC 22/FS 191A TM 5526
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Repellency: Spray Test – Before & After 3 Home Launderings & Drycleanings – AATCC 22/FS 191A TM 5526
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Repellency: Spray Test – Before & After 3 Home Launderings – AATCC 22/FS 191A TM 5526
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Resistance – Hydrostatic Pressure – Mullen Tester – ASTM D 751/FS 191A TM 5512
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Resistance – Hydrostatic Pressure – Rising Column – AATCC 127/FS 191A TM 5514
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Resistance – Impact Penetration – AATCC 42/FS 191A TM 5522
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Resistance – Rain Test – First Impact Pressure/U.S. Customs Requirements – AATCC 35/FS 191A TM 5524
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Resistance – Rain Test – Multiple Impact Pressures – AATCC 35/FS 191A TM 5524
Resistance/Absorbency – Water Vapor Transmission – ASTM E 96