ASTM D7983 - 17 - Standard Test Method for Shrinkage of Carpet Backing Fabrics

ASTM D7983 - 17

Standard Test Method for Shrinkage of Carpet Backing Fabrics

Status : Current   Published : March 2017



1.1 This test method covers the procedure for evaluating shrinkage, in both wet and dry conditions, of woven, knitted and nonwoven backing fabrics designed for use in the manufacture of pile yarn floor coverings. Determination of carpet backing shrinkage was previously contained within Test Methods D2646. For consistency, Subcommittee D13.21 extracted this portion and created a separate test method.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3  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 D7983 - 17
TitleStandard Test Method for Shrinkage of Carpet Backing Fabrics
Publication Date01 March 2017
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 Carpet, Knitted fabric, Nonwoven fabric, Pile yarn floor covering, Primary backing, Secondary backing, Shrinkage, Woven fabric
File Size80 KB

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