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ASTM F1506 – Testing

The purpose of the development of ASTM F1506 was to set performance specifications for protective apparel.
This testing is for Arc Flash and Flame Retardant material (for PPE/Uniforms) which is required for compliance with the NFPA 70E.
The materials will be tested to ASTM F1959 to receive an Arc Rating or ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value).
KONTRA exclusively provides FR Arc Rated Uniforms with ATPV value 8.0 cal/cm2, conforming with the criteria of CAT2 category.
Woven fabrics should be tested to the following methods, in order to meet the minimum requirements of ASTM F1506:

ASTM F1959 Arc Flash
ASTM D6413 Flammability Initially and after 25 Wash Cycles
AATCC 61-2A Colorfastness
ASTM D5034 Breaking Strength
ASTM D1424 Elmendor Tear
AATCC 135 Dimensional Change