Tempo

Fabric specifications

  • Composition:100% Warp knit nylon fabric with polyester foam core and nylon jersey backing.
  • Roll Width: 60"
  • Roll length: 45yards nominal
  • Fabric Weight: 8-oz/sq. yard nominal (265 g/m. sq.)
  • Fabric Thickness: .100", .050" compressed

Tested toughness

This fabric has been tested by an independent testing laboratory against standards for upholstery fabrics set by the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers.

TEST
N A F M REQUIREMENT
TEMPO FABRIC
BREAKING STRENGTH (A.S.T.M.
D-1682-59T Grab Method)
50 Lbs.
97.5 Lbs. Average
TEAR STRENGTH (A.S.T.M. D-39-61 )
6 Lbs.
11.6 Lbs. Average
PERCENT SHRINKAGE (N A F M-F-5A-T)
5% Maximum
1.3% Average
SEAM SLIPPAGE (Method 5420 Modified)
(D D D-T-191 B) At All
25 Lbs.
No Seam Slippage
ABRASION (Wyzenbeek Method C.of A.S.T.M.
D-1175-61T) Head Load -3 Lbs. Tension -4 Lbs.
Abradant -No.8 Canvas Duck
15,000 Double Rubs
100,000 Double Rubs
LIGHT FASTNESS (A.A.T.C.C. Method 16A-64)
40 Hrs.
40/150 Hrs.
CROCKING (A.A.T.C.C. Method 8-61)
Wet-Class 3 Minimum,
Dry-Class 4 Min.
Class 5-No Crocking
Class 5-No Crocking

Flame resistance

This fabric has the following flame resistant characteristics:

  • Flame spread rate of 25
  • Fuel contributing factor of 15
  • Smoke density factor of 20
  • Class A standard for wall covering

The tests were conducted in accordance with the provisions of ASTM designation E84- 70, "Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials." Fabric was mounted to A/C board with a water based adhesive. This test method is identical to that specified in ANS No. 2.5, NFPA No.255, UL No.723 and UBC No. 42-1.


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