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ASTM International - ASTM D5378-12

Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 February 2012
Status: inactive
Page Count: 3
ICS Code (Home textiles. Linen): 97.160
significance And Use:

Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, woven and knitted products intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this... View More

scope:

1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in woven and knitted shower curtains for use in institutional and household environments.

1.2 This specification may be used by mutual agreement between purchaser and supplier to establish purchasing specification requirements.

1.3 The requirements in Table 1 apply to the length and width directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.

1.4 This specification is not applicable for coated, laminated or vinyl product.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

TABLE 1 Specification Requirements

Note-Grade in a, b, and c, is based on a numerical scale of 5 for negligible or no color change or color transfer to 1 for severe color change or color transfer.

CharacteristicRequirementSection
Breaking Force (Load) (CRT)7.1.1
Dry178 N (40 lbf), minimum
Wet89 N (20 lbf), minimum
Bursting Force (Knit Fabrics)178 N (40 lbf), minimum7.1.2
Dimensional Change (L× W)3.0 % maximum7.1.3
Skew4.0 % maximum7.1.4
Colorfastness:
Laundering7.1.5.1
Shade changeGrade 4

A minimum

StainGrade 3

B minimum

Crocking7.1.5.2
DryGrade 4

C minimum

WetGrade 4

C minimum

Light (20 AATCC AFU) (xenon arc)Grade 4

A minimum

7.1.5.3
Water Resistance7.1.6
Categories based on minimum time for
1-g weight
2 ft (600 mm)2 min rain
3 ft (915 mm)5 min storm
Appearance RetentionSatisfactory7.2.1

A AATCC Gray Scale for Color Change.

B AATCC Gray Scale for Staining.

C AATCC 9-Step Chromatic Transference Scale.

Document History

January 15, 2019
Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use
4.1 Upon mutual agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, woven and knitted products intended for this end use should meet all of the requirements listed in Table 1 of this specification....
ASTM D5378-12
February 1, 2012
Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use
1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in woven and knitted shower curtains for use in institutional and household environments. 1.2 This...
November 1, 2000
Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use (Withdrawn 2009)
1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in woven and knitted shower curtains for use in institutional and household environments. 1.2 This...
November 1, 2000
Standard Performance Specification for Woven and Knitted Shower Curtains for Institutional and Household Use
1.1 This specification covers the evaluation of specific performance characteristics of importance in woven and knitted shower curtains for use in institutional and household environments. 1.2 This...
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