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Standards can help you ensure that your materials live up to expectations. Whether they will be used in a child's toy or to hold up a motorway, meeting technical delivery conditions means materials can be used with confidence.

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BS EN ISO 105-A01:2010
Textiles. Tests for colour fastness. General principles of testing

ASTM D6545 - 10
Standard Test Method for Flammability of Textiles Used in Children's Sleepwear

BS ISO 2076:2010
Textiles. Man-made fibres. Generic names

ASTM D6466 - 10
Standard Test Method for Diameter of Wool and Other Animal Fibers By Sirolan-Laserscan Fiber Diameter Analyser

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Paint and Varnishes

BS 4800:2011
Schedule of paint colours for building purposes


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Carbon Materials

BS EN 13002-2:1999
Carbon fibre yarns. Test methods and general specifications

BS ISO 11566:1996
Carbon fibre. Determination of the tensile properties of single-filament specimens

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Textile glass

ASTM D4029/D4029M - 10
Standard Specification for Finished Woven Glass Fabrics

BS EN 14118-1:2003
Reinforcement. Specifications for textile glass mats (chopped strand and continuous filament mats). Designation

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BS EN ISO 12958:2010
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products. Determination of water flow capacity in their plane

BS EN ISO 10321:2008
Geosynthetics. Tensile test for joints/seams by wide-width strip method

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Aramid material standards

BS EN 13003-2:1999
Para-aramid fibre filament yarns. Methods of test and general specifications

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Other standards

BS ISO 48:2010
Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic. Determination of hardness (hardness between 10 IRHD and 100 IRHD)

PD ISO Guide 34:2009
General requirements for the competence of reference material producers

DD CEN ISO/TS 27687:2008
Nanotechnologies. Terminology and definitions for nano-objects. Nanoparticle, nanofibre and nanoplate

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