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TABLE 3B - KNIT FABRIC PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS Date Revised: May 17, 2010   Knit Fabric
TABLE 3B - KNIT FABRIC PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS Date Revised: May 17, 2010   Knit Fabric

TABLE 3B - KNIT FABRIC PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

Date Revised: May 17, 2010

 

Knit Fabric

Test Property

Test Method

 

Requirements

Comments

CA Prop 65

Chico's FAS CA Prop 65 Protocol

Must comply with regulation

 

Physical

     

Fabric Weight

ASTM D3776

 

+5% / -5%

Units: express in g/m 2 and oz/yd 2

Fiber Content

AATCC 20/20A

Single Fiber: No Tolerance Blends: +/- 3%

 

Fabric Width

ASTM D3774

Report overall width for full fabric package (information only)

 

Thread Count

ASTM D3887

 

+/-5% - All Fabrics

 

Yarn Size

ASTM D1059

Report Data - All Fabrics (information only)

 

Flammability

16CFR 1610

Class 1 Test only non-exempt fabric; note in report if fabric is exempt based on fiber type or weight

 
   

Chief Value Cellulosic Blends:

 

Dimensional Stability To Washing

AATCC 135, 3 Cycles Length x Width

Shrinkage : -5% x -5% Maximum Growth : +1% x +1% Maximum (includes Cotton, Rayon,Linen etc) ──────── Chief Value Synthetic Blends (Polyester, Nylon, etc.), Silk Blends:

Washing instructions to be followed as per Test request form, if no wash care provided - follow Method III Ai

Shrinkage: -5 % x -3 % Maximum Growth : +1% x +1% Maximum

Dimensional Stability To Drycleaning

AATCC 158, 1 Cycle Length x Width

Shrinkage: -2% x -2% Maximum Growth: +1% x +1% Maximum

For SOMA & WHBM, test for dry clean only upon request.

Appearance After Laundering/Drycleaning

AATCC 135 (3 Cycles) / AATCC 158 (1 Cycle) As Per Care Instruction Evaluate with UV Suppressor, If Needed

Color Change: 4.0 Minimum Self-Staining: 4.5 Minimum Appearance: No Visual Change

 

Torque

AATCC 179 Method 1, Option 1

 

5% Maximum

 
     

Minimum psi

 

Fabric Weight:

Bursting Strength

ASTM D3786

<5.0 oz/yd 2 : 30 >5.0 oz/yd 2 : 45

   

3.5

for 30 Minutes Minimum

 

Pilling

ASTM D3512

3.0

for 60 Minutes Minimum

Random tumble pilling

pH

AATCC 81

White 5.0-7.0 Dyed shades 5.0-8.0 Sulfer/Dyed Black 7.0-8.5

 

Formaldehyde (Spot Test)

AATCC 94

 

Negative

Spot test first, if fail proceed AATCC 112

Formaldehyde (Quantitative)

AATCC 112

 

200 ppm Maximum

 
TABLE 3B - KNIT FABRIC PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS Date Revised: May 17, 2010   Knit Fabric
TABLE 3B - KNIT FABRIC PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS Date Revised: May 17, 2010   Knit Fabric

TABLE 3B - KNIT FABRIC PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

Date Revised: May 17, 2010

 

Knit Fabric

Test Property

Test Method

 

Requirements

Comments

Colorfastness

     

Colorfastness to Crocking

AATCC 8, 116

 

Minimum requirements Class 4.0 (Dry) Class 2.5 (Wet)

 

Colorfastness to Laundering

AATCC 61

 

Minimum requirements Color Change 4.0 Color Stain 3.5 Self Stain 4.5

 

Colorfastness to Drycleaning (Excluding whites)

AATCC 132

 

Minimum requirements Color Change 4.0 Color Stain 3.5 Self Stain 4.5

 

Colorfastness to Water (Excluding whites)

AATCC 107

 

Minimum requirements Color Change 4.0 Color Stain 3.5 Self Stain 4.5

 

Colorfastness to Perspiration

AATCC 15

 

Minimum requirements Color Change 4.0 Color Stain 3.5 Self Stain 4.5

 

Colorfastness to Non-chlorine Bleach

AATCC/ASTM TS 001

4.0

Minimum requirements

 

Colorfastness to Chlorine Bleach

AATCC/ASTM TS 001

4.0

Minimum requirements

 

Colorfastness to Light

AATCC 16, Option 3, 20 hours

4.0

Minimum requirements

 
     

Color Change & Stain:

 

Colorfastness to Chlorinated Pool Water (Swimwear only)

AATCC 162

All Others: Grade 4.0 Minimum Prints: Grade 3.5 Minimum Self-Stain:

 

Grade 4.0 Minimum

     

Color Change & Stain:

 

Colorfastness to Sea Water (Swimwear only)

AATCC 106

All Others: Grade 4.0 Minimum Prints: Grade 3.5 Minimum Self-Stain:

 

Grade 4.0 Minimum

Other Performance

     
     

Weft Knits:

 

Stretch & Recovery (weft knits)

Knits containing spandex or stretch fiber:

ASTM D2594

(1 hour) Recovery 85% Minimum (1 hour) Growth 5% Maximum Record Stretch %

     

Warp Knits:

 

Stretch & Recovery (warp knits-intimate garments only)

SOMA TEST METHOD 01

Elongation on Length and Width +/- 10 points from midpoint up to 100 %, then +/- 10% ──────── Recovery: Length 85 % Minimum ──────── Modulus at 20 %,40%,60% +/- 25% from midpoint