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Fabric Stiffness Tester - Test Method





ASTM D1388

Standard Test Methods for Stiffness of Fabrics

This test method covers the measurement of stiffness properties of fabrics.  Bending length is measured and flexural rigidity is calculated.

ASTM D5732

Standard Test Method for Stiffness of Nonwoven Fabrics Using the Cantilever Test

WITHDRAWN - This test method covers stiffness properties of nonwoven fabrics by employing the principle of cantilever bending of the fabric under its own weight. Bending length is measured and flexural rigidity calculated. This test method applies to most nonwoven fabrics that are treated or untreated, including those heavily sized, coated, or resin-treated.

BS 3356

Method of Determination of Bending Length and Flexural Rigidity of Fabrics

This British Standard describes a method for determination of the bending length and flexural rigidity of textile fabrics and certain nonwovens by means of a fixed-angle flexometer. The method is not applicable to fabrics that curl or twist badly when cut into small pieces, nor to fabrics that show a noticeable time effect when allowed to bend under their own mass.

HES D6506 (Honda)

General Test Methods for Fabrics

This standard specifies the general test methods for fabrics used mainly for seat covering materials of motor vehicles.

ISO 9073-7

Textiles - Test Methods for Nonwovens

A rectangular strip is supported on a horizontal platform with the long axis of the strip parallel to the long axis of the platform. The strip is advanced in the direction of its length so that an increasing part overhangs the platform and bends down under its own weight. When the edge has reached a plane inclined at an angle of 41,5° the overhanging length will equal twice the bending length. Flexural rigidity is calculated.

JIS L 1018

Test Methods for Knitted Fabrics

WITHDRAWN - Superceded by JIS L 1096

JIS L 1085

Test Methods for Nonwoven Interlining Fabrics


JIS L 1096

Test Methods for Woven and Knitted Fabrics

This Japanese Industrial Standard specifies the testing methods for assessing the general characteristics of woven fabric.


NOTE: Optional accessories may be required to comply with these test standards.