ASTM F1506 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.

Woven fabrics should be tested to the following methods, and meet the minimum requirements listed in Table 1 of ASTM F1506.

ASTM F1959


ASTM D6413

Flammability Initially and after 25 Wash Cycles*



ASTM D5034

Breaking Strength

ASTM D1424

Elmendor Tear


Dimensional Change*

ArcWear subcontracts the following tests

ASTM D434 - Seam Slippage (Subcontracted)

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