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Standard Performance Specification for
Woven Swimwear Fabrics1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3994; 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. Scope

1.1 This performance specification covers woven fabrics for
use in men’s, women’s, and children’s swimwear, composed of
any textile fiber or a mixture of textile fibers.

1.2 These requirements apply to the length and width
directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.

1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the
the test method described in this specification: 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.

2. Referenced Documents

2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 123 Terminology Relating to Textiles2
D 434 Test Method for Resistance to Slippage of Yarns in
Woven Fabrics Using a Standard Seam2
D 1284 Test Methods for Relaxation and Consolidation
Dimensional Changes of Stabilized Knit Wool Fabrics2
D 1424 Test Method for Tear Resistance of Woven Fabrics
by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf) Apparatus2
D 2261 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Woven Fabrics
by the Tongue (Single Rip) Method (Constant-Rate-extension) Tensile Testing Machine2
D 2262 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Woven Fabrics
by Tongue (Single Rip) Method (Constant-Rate-of traverse Tensile Testing Machine)2
D 2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens
for Textiles2
D 5034 Test Method for Breaking Force and Elongation of
Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)3

2.2 AATCC Test Methods:4
8 Colorfastness to Crocking: AATCC Crockmeter Method
15 Colorfastness to Perspiration.

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