ASTM International - ASTM D1445-95
Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Cotton Fibers (Flat Bundle Method) (Withdrawn 2004)
|Publication Date:||1 January 1995|
|ICS Code (Natural fibres):||59.060.10|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of ( ) the tensile strength or breaking tenacity of cotton fibers as a flat bundle using a nominal zero gage length, or ( ) the tensile strength or breaking tenacity and the elongation at the breaking load of cotton fibers as a flat bundle with 1/8-in. (3.2-mm) clamp spacing. This test method is applicable to loose fibers of untreated cottons whether taken before processing or obtained from a textile product.
1.2 This test method is designed primarily for use with special fiber bundle clamps and special strength testing instruments but may be used with other tensile strength and elongation testing machines when equipped with appropriate adapters to accommodate the fiber clamps.
Note 1-Other methods for measuring the breaking tenacity of fiber bundles include Test Method D1294, Test for Breaking Strength of Wool Fiber Bundles-1 in gage Length; Test Methods D4604, Measurement of Cotton Fibers by High Volume Instruments (HVI) (Motion Control Fiber Information System); Test Methods D4605, Measurement of Cotton Fibers by High Volume Instruments (HVI) (Spinlab System of Zellweger Uster, Inc.).
1.3 The values stated in either acceptable metric units or in other units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values expressed in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of each other, without combining values in any way.
1.4 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.