ASTM D751 - 06(2011)

Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

This standard is a part of ASTM Book of Standards Volume 09.02

Annotation and contents

Source of this annotation and contents: ASTM International.

Significance and Use

Coated fabrics and rubber products made from coated fabrics are important items of commerce, and adequate test methods must be available to ensure the quality of these products. These test methods provide for this testing capability.

1. Scope

1.1 These test methods cover, but are not limited to, rubber-coated fabrics, that is, tarpaulins, rainwear, and similar products.

1.2 The scope of each of these test methods appears in the section in which the test method is described.

1.3 The test methods appear in the following sections:

Test MethodSection
Dimensions and Mass7-10
Breaking Strength11
Procedure AGrab Test Method12-15
Procedure BCut Strip Test Method16
Elongation17
Bursting Strength18-21
Puncture Resistance22-25
Tearing Strength26
Procedure APendulum Method27
Procedure BTongue Tear Method28-31
Trapezoidal Tear 32-35
Hydrostatic Resistance 36
Procedure AMullen Type Tester37-40
Procedure BRising Water Column Tester41-44
Adhesion Coating (to Fabrics)45-48
Strength of Coating49-53
Tack-Tear Resistance54-58
Low Temperature Bend Test59
Low Temperature Impact Test60
Low-Temperature Crack Resistance61-65
Seam Strength66-71
Accelerated Heat Aging (Oven Method)72-79
Dead Load Seam Strength80-83
Blocking Resistance at Elevated Temperatures84-88
Crush Resistance89-93
Wicking of Coated Cloth 94-98

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

ASTM Standards

D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven

D1349 Practice for Rubber--Standard Temperatures for Testing

D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus

D2136 Test Method for Coated Fabrics--Low-Temperature Bend Test

D2137 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries

Alternate designation

  • ASTM D 751