ASTM D5848 - 20 - Standard Test Method for Mass Per Unit Area of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

ASTM D5848 - 20

Standard Test Method for Mass Per Unit Area of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

Status : Current   Published : February 2020



1.1 This test method covers the measurement of mass per unit area of machine-made woven, knitted, and tufted pile yarn floor covering both before and after an adhesive-back coating application.

1.2 This test method encompasses three techniques for determination of mass per unit area as applicable:

1.2.1 Section 7, for determining total mass per unit area, applies to both coated and uncoated (unfinished) pile floor coverings.

1.2.2 Section 8, for determining component mass per unit area, applies only to uncoated (unfinished) pile yarn floor coverings.

1.2.3 Section 9, for determining pile yarn mass per unit area, applies only to back-coated, or finished, pile yarn floor coverings.

1.3 Determination of mass per unit area of pile yarn floor coverings was previously contained within Test Methods D418. For user convenience, Subcommittee D13.21 subdivided Test Methods D418 into separate standards, of which this test method is one.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only (except where shown in 1.4.1) and are not considered standard.

1.4.1 The following sections are measured in SI units: Table 1, sections, to, A2.1, A2.2, and A2.3.

1.5  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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in 9.5.

1.6  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D5848 - 20
TitleStandard Test Method for Mass Per Unit Area of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings
Publication Date01 February 2020
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, construction, floor covering, mass per unit area, pile yarn
File Size326 KB

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