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ASTM Training Course covers apparel flammability compliance.

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April 5, 2011 - ASTM International's training course, Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of General Wearing Apparel, will provide attendees with basic understanding of Flammable Fabric Act and Citation 16 CFR 1610. Federal requirements outlined in standard apply to all general wearing apparel manufactured and distributed in U.S., and eliminate very flammable textiles from entering U.S. marketplace. Course will be held on April 27 in New York City and October 25 in Chicago, IL.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Offers Training Course on Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of General Wearing Apparel

Press release date: April 1, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - ASTM International's training course, Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of General Wearing Apparel, will provide attendees a basic understanding of the Flammable Fabric Act and Citation 16 CFR 1610 (Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles), which apply to all general wearing apparel manufactured and distributed in the United States. These Federal requirements eliminate very flammable textiles from entering the U.S. marketplace. The course will be held on April 27 in New York City and Oct. 25 in Chicago, Ill., and will address: o Who is responsible for what under Citation 16 CFR 1610;
o What is a continuance of guarantee;
o Recordkeeping;
o Penalties for failure to comply;
o How the ASTM test method on flammability of apparel textiles is performed;
o What the results mean;
o What are the flame spread classifications;
o Performance behavior, including factors of fiber type, weave, finish and dyes;
o Reporting requirements and more. The $495 USD course tuition includes ASTM D1230, Standard Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles, a copy of 16 CFR 1610, course notes, a certificate of attendance, 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and refreshment breaks. For more information or a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org). This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Call Scott Murphy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org) for details. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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