A.C.T. Test Packages

Applied Lab offers comprehensive testing packages to include all recommended tests for specific products as laid out in the Association for Contract Textiles' Voluntary Performance Guidelines.

Applied Lab A.C.T. Test Packages

Applied Lab offers test packages to include all recommended ACT tests related to the end application or textile requirements, whether upholstery, wall covering, drapery, PU/PVC upholstery, casual outdoor, etc. The packages offered include industry recommended tests to obtain a comprehensive overview of a fabric’s suitability based on the application. For more information, click here.

A.C.T. Upholstery

A.C.T. Direct Glue Wallcoverings

A.C.T. Panels & Upholstered Walls

A.C.T. Drapery

A.C.T. PU / PVC Upholstery Testing

A.C.T. Upholstery

Upholstery

• Breaking Strength ASTM D5034
• Brush Pill ASTM D3511 or Martindale Pilling ASTM D4970
• California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (40 Hours)
• Seam Slippage ASTM D4034
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8
Yardage Requirement – 3 Yards by Full Width

A.C.T. Direct Glue Wallcoverings

Direct Glue Wallcoverings

• ASTM E84 – Adhered Mounting Method
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (40 Hours)
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 5 Yards by Full Width

A.C.T. Panels & Upholstered Walls

Panels and Upholstered Walls

• ASTM E84 – Unadhered Mounting Method
• Breaking Strength ASTM D5034
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (40 Hours)
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 5.5 Yards by Full Width

A.C.T. Drapery

Drapery

• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (60 Hours)
• NFPA 701-2015: Test #1
• Seam Slippage ASTM D434, as modified by ASTM D3597
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8 / 116

Yardage Requirement – 2 Yards by Full Width

A.C.T. PU / PVC Upholstery Testing

PU / PVC Upholstery Testing

• Abrasion
– Wyzenbeek ASTM D4157 – 50,000 Double Rubs
– Taber ASTM D3389 – 250 Cycles (Prints only)
• Blocking CFFA 4
• Breaking ASTM D751
• California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013
• Coating Adhesion ASTM D751

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• Cold Crack Resistance CFFA 6a
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Opt.3 (200 hours)
• Flex Resistance ASTM D2097 / CFFA 10
• Hydrolysis ISO 1419 Method C. (5 weeks – PU Only)
• Seam Strength Tack Tear ASTM D751
• Tear Strength (Trapezoid or Tongue) ASTM D751
• Volatility CFFA 18

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• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8

Yardage Requirement – 6 Yards by Full Width

Upholstery 1 of 5

• Breaking Strength ASTM D5034
• Brush Pill ASTM D3511 or Martindale Pilling ASTM D4970
• California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (40 Hours)
• Seam Slippage ASTM D4034
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8
Specifications Lead Time Yardage
Various Call for Lead Time 3 yards by full width

Direct Glue Wall Coverings 2 of 5

• ASTM E84 – Adhered Mounting Method
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (40 Hours)
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8
Specifications Lead Time Yardage
Various Call for Lead Time 5 yards x full width

Panels and Upholstered Walls 3 of 5

• ASTM E84 – Unadhered Mounting Method
• Breaking Strength ASTM D5034
• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (40 Hours)
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8
Specifications Lead Time Yardage
Various Call for Lead Time 5.5 yards x full width

Drapery 4 of 5

• Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Option 3 (60 Hours)
• NFPA 701-2015: Test #1
• Seam Slippage ASTM D434, as modified by ASTM D3597
• Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8 / 116
Specifications Lead Time Yardage
Various Call for Lead Time 2 yards x full width

PU / PVC Upholstery Testing 5 of 5

• Abrasion - Wyzenbeek ASTM D4157 – 50,000 Double Rubs - Taber ASTM D3389 – 250 Cycles (Prints only)
• Blocking CFFA 4 • Breaking ASTM D751 • California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013 • Coating Adhesion ASTM D751 • Cold Crack Resistance CFFA 6a • Colorfastness to Light AATCC 16.3 Opt.3 (200 hours) • Flex Resistance ASTM D2097 / CFFA 10 • Hydrolysis ISO 1419 Method C. (5 weeks – PU Only) • Seam Strength Tack Tear ASTM D751 • Tear Strength (Trapezoid or Tongue) ASTM D751 • Volatility CFFA 18 • Wet / Dry Crocking AATCC 8
Specifications Lead Time Yardage
Various Call for Lead Time 6 yards x full width

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