ASTM International - ASTM D3692-89(1995)
Standard Practice for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings
|Publication Date:||30 June 1989|
1.1 This practice provides guidelines to the manufacturer for the selection of zippers to be used in garments and household furnishings that have care labels. The use of this practice will facilitate the selection of a zipper compatible with the end-item requirements. In the absence of complete knowledge of end-item characteristics, it is not possible to stipulate specific universal characteristics for a care label. Therefore following initial selection, the chosen zipper should be tested in a prototype item to confirm its suitability. Zipper properties to be considered are those that may, following refurbishing, be the ones likely to adversely affect the continued use and enjoyment of the item in which the zipper is installed.
1.2 The product characteristics evaluated by this practice are shrinkage, colorfastness, and ironing deformation.
Note-Test methods of interest include Test Method D2052, Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Dry Cleaning, Test Method D2053, Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Light, Test Method D2054, Test Method for Colorfastness of Zipper Tapes to Crocking, Test Method D2057, Test Method for Colorfastness of Zippers to Laundering, and Method D2060, Method for Measuring Zipper Dimensions.
1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.