Physical Textile Testing

Specific Test List

THE CASUAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE FABRIC ASSOCIATION (TCFFA)DownloadDownload

GROUP A: WOVEN PVC, ACRYLIC, AND OLEFIN

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
1. Tensile (Break) Strength ASTM D 5034 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
2. Tear Strength ASTM D 5587, ASTM D 2261 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
3. Seam Slippage ASTM D 4034 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
4. Abrasion:
(a) PVC: Taber 1,000 cycles ASTM D 3884 12" x 12" 5 - 7 days
(b) Olefin: Wyzenbeek 9,000 DR ASTM D 4157 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
(c) Acrylic: Wyzenbeek 15,000 DR ASTM D 4157 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
5. Flammability: (a) UFAC Fabric Classification 18" x 45" 5 - 7 days
(b) CA TB 117 Section E 24" x 24" 5 - 7 days
6. Crocking AATCC 8 14" x 14" 5 - 7 days
7. Bow & Skew ASTM D 3882 36" x full width 5 - 7 days
(a) PVC: 1,000 hours ASTM G 154 16" x 16" 43 days
(b) Acrylic: 1,500 hours ASTM G 154 16" x 16" 64 days
(c) Olefin: 1,200 hours ASTM G 154 16" x 16" 50 days

GROUP B: PRINTS ON ACRYLIC, PRINT ON POLYESTER, SOLID COLOR POLYESTER CLOTHS

Test Method Sample Size Performance Time
1. Tensile (Break) Strength ASTM D 5034 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
2. Tear Strength ASTM D 2261 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
3. Seam Slippage ASTM D 4034 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
4. Abrasion: Wyzenbeek ASTM D 4157 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
5. Pilling ASTM D 3511 18" x full width 5 - 7 days
6. Flammability: (a) UFAC Fabric Classification 18" x 45" 5 - 7 days
(b) CA TB 117 Section E 24" x 24" 5 - 7 days
7. Crocking AATCC 8 14" x 14" 5 - 7 days
8. Spray Rating AACC 22 36" x full width 5 - 7 days
9. Bow & Skew ASTM D 3882 36" x full width 5 - 7 days
10. Lightfastness: 500 hours ASTM G 154 16" x 16" 22 days

Sample Size: 5 yards for all of the tests required for Group A or Group B

DR = Double rubs