Standard Performance Specification for
Men’s and Women’s Sliver Knitted Overcoat and Jacket
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3655; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This performance specification covers men’s and women’s sliver knitted overcoat and jacket fabrics composed of any
textile fibre or a mixture of textile fibres.
1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to
knitted fabrics used for interlinings.
1.3 These requirements apply to the length and width
directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the
test methods portion, Section 7, of this specification: This
the 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.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 123 Terminology Relating to Textiles2
D 2724 Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated
D 2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens
D 3786 Test Method for Hydraulic Bursting Strength of
Knitted Goods and Nonwoven Fabrics: Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method3
D 3787 Test Method for Bursting Strength of Knitted
Goods: Constant-Rate-of Traverse (CRT), Ball Burst Test3
2.2 AATCC Methods:4
8 Colorfastness to Crocking: AATCC Crockmeter Method
15 Colorfastness to Perspiration
16 Colorfastness to Light
23 Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes
61 Colorfastness to Washing, Domestic, and Laundering.
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