Standard Performance Specification for
Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Woven Handkerchiefs
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4153; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of 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 woven fabrics to
be used in the manufacture of men’s, women’s, and children’s
handkerchiefs, both utilitarian and decorative.
1.2 This performance specification is not applicable to
open-work fabrics such as lace which is used primarily to
decorate handkerchiefs or woven fabrics used for the manufacture of scarves.
1.3 These requirements apply to both the length and width
directions for those properties where fabric direction is pertinent.
1.4 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 1424 Test Method for Tear Strength of Fabrics By
Falling-Pendulum Type (Elmendorf) Apparatus2
D 2261 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the
Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure (Constant-Rate-extension Tensile Testing Machine)2
D 2262 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Woven Fabrics
by the Tongue (Single Rip) Method (Constant-Rate-of traverse Tensile Testing Machine)3
D 2905 Practice for Statements on Number of Specimens
D 5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation
of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)4
2.2 AATCC Test Methods:5
8 Colorfastness to Crocking: AATCC Crockmeter Method
15 Colorfastness to Perspiration.
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