Flammability

Wet & Dry Crocking

Colorfastness to Light

Physical Properties

Abrasion – Low Traffic

Abrasion – High Traffic

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Physical Properties Guideline for
Woven Fabrics

Key factors in assessing overall durability of a fabric vary depending on the fabric construction.

Upholstery – Woven Fabrics

Pilling
ASTM D3511 (Brush Pill), Class 3 minimum
Or
ASTM D4970, (Martindale Tester), Class 3 minimum
Pilling is the formation of fuzzy balls of fiber on the surface of a fabric that remain attached to the fabric.

Breaking Strength
ASTM D5034 (Grab Test), 50 lbs. minimum in warp and weft
Breaking strength is the measurement of stress exerted to pull a fabric apart under tension.

Seam Slippage
ASTM D4034, 25 lbs. minimum in warp and weft
Seam Slippage is the movement of yarns in a fabric that occurs when it is pulled apart at a seam.

Wrapped Panels and Upholstered Walls
Breaking Strength
ASTM D5034 (Grab Test), 35 lbs. minimum in warp and weft.

Drapery
Seam Slippage
ASTM D434 for fabrics over 6 oz./sq. yard, 25 lbs. minimum in warp and weft.

View:

Brushpill - Part 1 Test Video
Brushpill - Part 2 Test Video
Seam Slippage Test Video
Tensile Test Video