Standard Performance Specification for
Men’s and Women’s Knitted Career Apparel Fabrics: Dress
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3995; 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 the minimum
performance requirements for men’s and women’s knitted
fabrics for the dress and vocational career apparel composed of
any textile fiber or mixtures of textile fibers.
1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to
career apparel fabrics such as those used in protective clothing,
that do not patently fit the categories in 3.1.1 and 3.1.2.
Minimum performance specifications for such fabrics should
be as agreed between the purchaser and the seller.
1.3 These requirements apply to the length and width
directions for those factors where each fabric direction is
1.4 The following precautionary statement pertains only to
the test methods portion, Section 7, of 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 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
D 3887 Specification for Tolerances for Knitted Fabric3
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