Relevant for: Softlines
On 15 July 2017 ASTM International has revised the voluntary flammability test method of apparel textiles “ASTM D1230 - 17 - Standard Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles”1
The scope of previous version of the standard [ASTM D1230-10(2016)e1] excluded gloves, hats, footwear and interlinings, however this new version do not specifically exclude gloves, hats, footwear and interlinings.
Test Method ASTM D1230 cannot be recommended for the acceptance testing of commercial shipments for US market as Federal regulations require apparel fabrics to meet the criteria of 16 CFR Part 1610. However, this standard is useful as it provides a method to test general non-regulated textile fabrics.