Similar to what we have covered in our guide for zipper’s industry standards, the testing standards for buttons or snap fasteners as a fastening device also vary greatly in different countries.
In this article, we will present some of the important testing standards from leading countries all around the world. These standards are acknowledged internationally in the fashion and fastening industries around the world.
Before we begin, we should know that there are a lot of standard testing organizations in the world. Below are the top 5 organizations that are internationally accredited.
- ITS -Intertek Testing Services
- MTL-Municipal Testing Laboratory
- SGS -Société Générale de Surveillance
- TUV-TÜV Rheinland
US-ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
ASTM is one of the most renowned testing standard organizations in the world, with over 12,000 standards regulating various industries not only in America but also all around the world.
Below are top ASTM standards that are operated in the button and snap fastener industry.
|ASTM D7142-05(2016)||Standard Test Method for Holding Strength of Prong-Ring Attached Snap Fasteners|
|ASTM D7842/D7842M - 12(2016)||Standard Test Method for Holding Strength of Tack and Prong Fastener Attached Buttons|
|ASTM D4846-96(2016)||Standard Test Method for Resistance to Unsnapping of Snap Fasteners|
|ASTM D5171 - 15||Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Plastic Sew-Through Buttons|
|ASTM D6644 - 01(2013)||Standard Test Method for Tension Strength of Sew-Through Flange Buttons|
|ASTM D6840 - 02(2013)||Standard Test Method for Effect of Drycleaning on Buttons|
UK-BSI Group (British Standard Institution)
BSI is the British Isles’ equivalent of ATSM, and is equally acknowledged all around the world.
|BS 4162:1983||Methods of Test for Buttons|
German-DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung)
|DIN EN 14682||Safety on Children's Clothing|
|DIN ISO 1891||Terminology on Fasteners|
In China, there are several National Standards covering the button and snap fastener industry.
|GB/T 28490-2012||Button Classification and Terminology|
|GB/T 28491-2012||Button General Technical Requirements and Testing Methods -Natural Shell Button|
|GB/T 28492-2012||Button General Technical Requirements and Methods - Copper Button|
|QB/T 3637-1999||Unsaturated Polyester Resin Buttons|
|GB/T 29290-2012||Button General Technical Requirements and Testing Methods—Unsaturated Polyester Resin Buttons|
|GB/T 29291-2012||Button General Technical Requirements and Testing Methods-Zinc Alloy Button|