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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Online from: 1989

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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FAST – Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing

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Title:FAST – Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing
Author(s):Pier Giorgio Minazio, (International Wool Society (Secretariato Internazionale della Lana), Biella, Italy)
Citation:Pier Giorgio Minazio, (1995) "FAST – Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 7 Iss: 2/3, pp.43 - 48
Keywords:Clothing, Clothing, Production methods, Tests
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/09556229510087146 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Describes the FAST system, developed by CSIRO for quality control and assurance of fabrics. FAST, or Fabric Assurance by Simple Testing, consists of a series of instruments and test methods which are inexpensive, robust and simple to use. It measures properties which are closely related to the ease of garment making-up and the durability of worsted finishing. FAST-1 gives a direct reading of fabric thickness over a range of loads with micrometre resolution. FAST-2 measures the fabric bending length and its bending rigidity. FAST-3 measures fabric extensibility at low loads as well as its shear rigidity. FAST-4 is a quick test for measuring fabric dimensional stability, including both the relaxation shrinkage and the hygral expansion.

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