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A Survey of Standards for the U.S. Fiber/Textile/Apparel Industry



C Pawlak


This report documents a survey of standards relevant to the U.S. Fiber/Textile/Apparel (FTA) industry. The standards are discussed in four major groups?integration standards, test methods, quality standards, and standard reference data and materials. The Appendix of the report lists the titles of all standards found grouped together by the organization responsible for them. Those organizations are also listed along with contact information for them The report attempts to bring together useful information concerning FTA standards as a starting point to support the industry in intelligently planning future standards'' development efforts.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5823
Report Number


apparel, fiber, integration, quality, specifications, standards, test methods, textile


Pawlak, C. (1996), A Survey of Standards for the U.S. Fiber/Textile/Apparel Industry, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1996, Updated November 10, 2018