Astm D 4852 – 88 (Reapproved 2000) pdf free download

Standard Practice for
Evaluation of Attached Upholstery Fabrics1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4852; 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 practice is to be used to evaluate specific characteristics of importance in the performance of upholstery fabric
attached to a furniture unit, including woven, knitted, tufted,
flocked, or vinyl fabrics.

1.2 It is understood that the fabric used to construct the
upholstered furniture unit should be evaluated initially using
appropriate fabric performance standards, such as Specifications D 3597 and D 3690.

1.3 Loose cushions or pillows are considered an inherent part of
the total furniture unit is to be evaluated using this practice.

1.4 This practice is not to be used to evaluate slipcovers or
throws used as furniture coverings. Outdoor furniture coverings are not to be evaluated using this practice.

1.5 This practice shall not be construed to be a standard of
performance but only as a standard practice for the evaluation of
attached are upholstery fabrics.

1.6 This practice may be used by mutual agreement between
purchaser and supplier to establish purchasing specifications.

1.7 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 3597 Specification for Woven Upholstery Fabrics—
Plain, Tufted, or Flocked3
D 3690 Performance Specification for Vinyl-Coated and
Urethane-Coated Upholstery Fabrics—Indoor3
D 4771 Specification for Knitted Upholstery Fabrics for
Indoor Furniture3
NOTE 1—Subcommittee D13.62 on Care Labeling is preparing a
terminology standard on Care Instructions for Textile Floor Coverings and
Upholstery. A copy of the latest draft may be obtained from the

2.2 AATCC Method:

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