ASTM D6322 - 15 - Standard Guide to International Test Methods Associated with Textile Care Procedures

ASTM D6322 - 15

Standard Guide to International Test Methods Associated with Textile Care Procedures

Status : Current   Published : January 2015



1.1 This guide lists general home laundering and commercial drycleaning textile care procedures and the associated ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists), CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board), and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards available for the testing and evaluation of textile products.

1.2 This guide identifies the national and international textile and apparel test methods available to manufacturers, retailers, importers, testing organizations and other related parties.

1.3 This guide provides a list of test methods that can be used by the reader to evaluate the properties of textiles and apparel during refurbishing, textile and apparel care instructions; and, textile and apparel care labels.

1.4 This guide is not intended to be used in the establishment of performance criteria, but as a guide for product development and purchasing contracts. The country of Canada, however, has some performance criteria cited in The National Standard of Canada–Care Labelling of Textiles in CAN/CGSB–86.1-2003. See Table 1.

(A)  In addition to the properties of colourfastness, dimensional stability, effect of retained bleaching agent whether or not included in detergent and maximum safe ironing temperature, use of this care symbol system signifies that as a result of the restorative treatment, there shall be no appreciable change in the appearance of the textile product. For additional information on performance specifications and recommended test methods for the assessment of appearance changes, refer to CAN/CGSB-86.1-2003.

1.5 This guide is applicable to textile and apparel articles; excluding upholstery fabrics, mattresses, carpet, leather, fur, and yarns.

1.6  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.

Standard NumberASTM D6322 - 15
TitleStandard Guide to International Test Methods Associated with Textile Care Procedures
Publication Date02 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Apparel, Care label, Care procedure, Care symbol, Fabric, International, Label, Textile, Textile products, Test methods
File Size114 KB

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