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.