Minimum Technical Quality Standards

Updated February 2021

Dimensional stability 7 days at 20°C and 65% RH   warp 0%   ISO 3759
      weft 0%    
Wear resistance OD (occasional domestic)    <6000 rubs   ISO 12947-2
  LD (light domestic)    15 000 rubs    
  GD (general domestic)    20 000 rubs    
  SD (severe domestic)    25 000 rubs    
  SC (severe contract)    >30 000 rubs    
Colour fastness to wear after 6000 cycles   min. 3   ISO 12947-4
Pilling after 5000 rubs   min. 4   ISO 12945-2
Wyzenbeek cotton duck   double rubs   ASTM D 3597
  unrated   < 15 000 DR    
  general contract upholstery   > 15 000 DR    
  heavy duty upholstery   > 30 000 DR    
  wire screen   double rubs   ASTM D 3597
  light duty   > 3000 DR    
  medium duty   > 9000 DR     
  heavy duty   > 15 000 DR    
Colour fastness to dry rub warp +weft   min. 4   ISO 105-X12
Colour fastness to wet rub warp +weft   min. 3   ISO 105-X12
Colour fastness to water     min. 4   ISO 105-E01
Colour fastness to light     min. 5   ISO 105-B02
Tearing strength warp light use   min. 15N   ISO 13937-1
  heavy use   min. 20N    
Tearing strength weft light use   min. 15N   ISO 13937-1
  heavy use   min. 20N    
Tensile strength warp     min. 350N/5cm   ISO 13934-1
Tensile strength weft     min. 350N/5cm   ISO 13934-1
Elongation warp     max. 50%   ISO 13934-1
Elongation weft     max. 50%   ISO 13934-1
Seam slippage warp light use   max. 6mm   ISO 13936-2
  heavy use   max. 4mm    
Seam slippage weft light use   max. 6mm   ISO 13936-2
  heavy use   max. 4mm    
Resistance to domestic washing 40°C Dimensional change   warp max. 2%   ISO 6330
    weft max. 2%    
Colour fastness   4-5   ISO 105-C06
Resistance to dry cleaning P Dimensional change    warp max. 1%   ISO 105-D01
      weft max. 1%    
  Colour fastness   4-5   ISO 105-D01
Resistance to ironing without steam   warp max.-0,5%    
  without steam   weft max.-0,5%    
  with steam   warp max.-0,5%    
  with steam   weft max.-0,5%    
Scuff resistance Quotation A-D (A= best)   30 cycles   BS 4655
Flexing endurance warp + weft   100 000 cycles   EN 13334
Fire resistance          
Cigarette test American standard   Pass   NFPA 260
Burning behaviour curt & dr American standard   Pass   NFPA 701
Open flame resistance test American standard   Compliance   CAL 117
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard American standard   Pass   FMVSS 302
Fire resistance American standard   Pass   NY PA
Fire resistance American standard   Pass   Boston
Dimensional Changes laundering American standard   SA   AATCC 96-1999
Fire resistance Canadian standard   Pass   CAN ULC S109