ASTM F1506 Non-Wovens

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.

Non-woven, limited use, and disposable fabrics should be tested to the following methods, and meet the minimum requirements listed in Table 3 of ASTM F1506.

ASTM F1959


ASTM D6413

Flammability Initially and after laundering in accordance with care label*

ASTM D3786



Dimensional Change*

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