ASTM F1506 Knits

This specification requires the fabric used in garments be flame resistant. The fabric must have been tested to ASTM F1959 to receive an Arc Rating or ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value). The purpose of the development of ASTM F1506 was to give minimum performance specifications for protective apparel.

This testing is for arc and flame resistant material (for apparel) which is required for compliance with the NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 standards.

Knitted fabrics should be tested to the following methods, and meet the minimum requirements listed in Table 2 of ASTM F1506.

ASTM F1959

Arc

ASTM D6413

Flammability Initially and after 25 Wash Cycles*

AATCC 61-2A

Colorfastness*

ASTM D3786

Burst

AATCC 135

Dimensional Change*

*If your care label requires dry cleaning, alternate test methods are used. Contact Stacy for testing details.