Wet & Dry Crocking

Colorfastness to Light

Physical Properties

Abrasion – Low Traffic

Abrasion – High Traffic

ACT Certification Marks for Voluntary Performance Guidelines

Each ACT Voluntary Performance Guideline has an associated icon representing the relevant test data to make fabric specification easier. Click the icons above for specifics about Flammability and four aspects of fabric durability: Wet & Dry Crocking, Colorfastness to Light, Physical Properties, and Abrasion. These registered certification marks are owned by the Association for Contract Textiles—look for them on ACT member company sampling to assure that the fabrics you specify meet or exceed contract standards and pass all applicable testing

ACT Voluntary Performance Guidelines cover woven, coated and knit fabrics for indoor use:

• “Woven Fabrics” consist of two sets of yarns, warp and filling, formed by weaving, which is the process of interlacing these sets of yarns.

• “Coated Fabrics” typically include a fabric or similar substrate with one or more layers of a film-forming polymer such as vinyl or polyurethane on the wear surface of the fabric.

• “Knit Fabrics” are made by interlocking loops of one or more yarns.

Test methods included in the Guidelines measure fabric performance under standard laboratory conditions and are intended to represent the most current test version. Note: Individual ACT Member product information may represent a different version of a test method depending on the date the product was introduced to market.

These tests represent minimum requirements, which are subject to change without notice and may not reflect requirements or laws in all locations.