Physical Textile Testing

Specific Test List

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ABRASION

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Martindale ASTM D 4966 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Taber ASTM D 3884, ASTM D 3389, ASTM D 4685 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Wyzenbeek ASTM D 4157 18" x full width 5 - 7 days minimum

COLORFASTNESS TO

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Crocking, Wet & Dry ASTM D 5053 8" x 24" 5 - 7 days
Light (QUV) ASTM G 154 Solid: 1 pc: 14" x 14"
Print: 2 pcs: 14" x 14" FR
5 days minimum

CONSTRUCTION

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Thickness ASTM D 751, ASTM D 1777 10" x full width 5 - 7 days
Thread/Yarn Count ASTM D 3773, ASTM D 3887 10" x full width 7 - 14 days
Weight, Mass (oz/yd2) ASTM D 751, ASTM D 3776 10" x full width 5 - 7 days
Yarn Size ASTM D 1059 10" x full width 7 - 14 days

FIBER

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Identification ASTM D 629 10" x full width 7 - 14 days

MISCELLANEOUS

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Air Permeability ASTM D 737 18" x full width 7 - 14 days
Blocking ASTM D 751 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Cold Crack ASTM D 793, ASTM D 2136, ASTM D 3690 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Flex Testing ASTM D 2097 15" x 36" 7 - 14 days
Hydrostatic Pressure (Water Resistance), Mullen or Suter ASTM D 751 18" x full width 7 - 14 days
Moisture Content (Regain) ASTM D 2654 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Scrubbability ASTM F 793 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Snagging (Mace) ASTM D 3939 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Snagging (Bean Bag Test) ASTM D 5362 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Washability ASTM F 793 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Water Vapor Transmission ASTM E 96 36" x full width 14 - 21 days

PILLING

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Brush ASTM D 3511 36" x 36" 5 - 7 days
Random Tumble ASTM D 3512 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Martindale ASTM D 4970 18" x full width 5 - 7 days

STRENGTH

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Adhesion of Coating ASTM D 751 18" x full width 7 - 14 days
Bursting Strength - Mullen Burst ASTM D 751, ASTM D 3786 18" x full width 7 - 14 days
Bursting Strength - Ball Burst ASTM D 751, ASTM D 3787 18" x full width 7 - 14 days
Bursting Strength - Breaking (Tensile) Strength ASTM D 5034, ASTM D 5035 12" x 36" 5 - 7 days
Bursting Strength - Puncture Resistance ASTM D 751, ASTM D 4833 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Bursting Strength - Seam Slippage ASTM D 434, ASTM D 4034 18" x 36" 5 - 7 days
Bursting Strength - Seam Strength ASTM D 751, ASTM D 1683 12" x 36" 5 - 7 days
Tear Strength - Elmendorf ASTM D 751, ASTM D 1117, ASTM D 1424 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Tear Strength - Tongue ASTM D 751, ASTM D 2261, ASTM D 2262 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Tear Strength - Trapezoid ASTM D 1117, ASTM D 4533, ASTM D 5587, ASTM D 5733 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
Tear Strength - Tack ASTM D 751 18" x full width 7 - 14 days

STRETCH

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
Stretch and Set ASTM D 3107, ASTM D 6614 36" x full width 5 - 7 days