Just a few short months after ASTM F1506-17a was published, -17b has been released- with notable edits to the test methods required for testing:
- ASTM D434 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Slippage of Yarns in Woven Fabrics Using a Standard Seam has been removed from testing requirements.
- The thread melt standard has been update to ASTM D7138 Test Method to Determine Melting Temperature of Synthetic Fibers from federal test method 191A, 1534.
- The test requirement remains the same- Fiber shall not melt below 260°C (500°F)
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