November 16, 2017

ASTM F1506-17 Published

ASTM F1506-17 published with new information on garment repairs:

  • Repairs  to critical seams must be made with inherently FR thread
  • Patches to repair rips smaller than 0.5″² must be FR fabric, and patches to repair rips larger than 0.5″² must be AR fabric with an arc rating equal to or greater than the fabric used in garment construction


No testing changes were published in this version; however, another updated version of the document is expected to be published in the near future with additional changes–we will send updates as soon as they become available. ArcWear is a third-party, independent testing laboratory performing testing to the ASTM F1506 specification.  If you need testing or have questions about the upcoming changes, contact us.

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