TITLE

Splitting Hairs

PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Home Textiles Today;10/25/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the functioning of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The group recently agreed to a standard for thread counts, the bottom line of which was that two-plys must be counted as singles. Under that ruling, a two-ply, 600-count sheet would have to be labeled as a 300-count. The ASTM acknowledges that its recent thread-count standard is not mandatory. At best, it can be wielded as a piece of evidence in civil cases, but it carries no regulatory weight. Manufacturers are seeking their own release from the threadcount treadmill.
ACCESSION #
14847779

 

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