ASTM International - ASTM D204-02
Standard Test Methods for Sewing Threads
|Publication Date:||10 September 2002|
|ICS Code (Yarns):||59.080.20|
significance And Use:
Acceptance Testing-The test methods in Test Methods D 204 for the determination of the properties of sewing thread are considered satisfactory for acceptance testing of commercial shipments of... View More
Acceptance Testing-The test methods in Test Methods D 204 for the determination of the properties of sewing thread are considered satisfactory for acceptance testing of commercial shipments of sewing thread, unless specified in the individual test method. These test methods are the best available and are used extensively in the trade.
4.1.1 If there are differences of practical significance between reported test results for two laboratories (or more) comparative test should be performed to determine if there is a statistical bias between them using competent statistical assistance. As a minimum, use the samples for such a comparative tests that are as homogeneous as possible, drawn from the same lot of material as the samples that resulted in disparate results during initial testing and randomly assigned in equal numbers to each laboratory. The test results from the laboratories involved should be compared using a statistical test for unpaired data, a probability level chosen prior to the testing series. If a bias is found, either its cause must be found and corrected, or future test results for that material must be adjusted in consideration of the known bias.View Less
1.1 These test methods can be used to evaluate sewing threads of any fiber.
1.1.1 The test methods in this standard are intended to evaluate only sewing thread taken from thread holders.
1.2 These test methods only provide for the measurement of sewing thread physical properties. These test methods do not address any other properties that may be important for the satisfactory performance of sewing threads under particular end use conditions.
1.3 These test methods can be used to measure the following properties:
|Colorfastness to Drycleaning||73-83|
|Colorfastness to Laundering||62-72|
|Colorfastness to Water Migration||84-94|
|Length per Thread Holder||34-42|
|Shrinkage, Single Strand||51-61|
|Strength and Elongation||15-21|
Note 1-For methods covering tests on prepared seams, refer to Test Methods D 1683 and D 3940.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard; the values in English units are provided as information only and are not exact equivalents.
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.