ASTM International - ASTM D5591-98a
Standard Test Method for Thermal Shrinkage Force of Yarn and Cord Using the Testrite Thermal Shrinkage Force Tester
|Publication Date:||10 December 1998|
|ICS Code (Textiles in general):||59.080.01|
1.1 This test method covers preparation and procedures for use of the Testrite Shrinkage-Force Tester to measure the thermal shrinkage force of yarns and cords in air.
1.2 This test method is applicable to measurement of the thermal shrinkage force of yarns and cords whose shrinkage force at 177 + 2°C in air does not exceed 20 N. This test method is applicable to nylon, polyester, and aramid yarns and cords within the applicable range of thermal shrinkage force, as well as to comparable yarns and cords from other polymers.
1.2.1 Yarns or cords for testing may be taken from yarn or cord packages or retrieved from fabrics.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 8.