ASTM International is inviting all interested parties to join in the ongoing development of ASTM D3181, "Standard Guide for Conducting Wear Tests on Textiles." The standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D13.60 on Fabric Test Methods, Specific, part of ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles whose next meeting will be held June 9-12, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The standard is used to provide data that will help predict the expected wear performance of a wide variety of textiles in end-use conditions. Textiles that can be tested with ASTM D3181 include those used in apparel, upholstered furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, and bed, bath and table linens. It includes statistical methods for test design and analysis of data as well as standard procedures for evaluation of textiles.
The standard can be used by those working in textiles for any of the following purposes:
- To determine the comparative performance of new or existing products;
- To determine the suitability of current products in different end uses; and
- To evaluate and compare the effect of wear on construction details, as well as specific fabrics, fibers, dyeings, finishing and fabrication techniques.