ACT Performance Guidelines
Architex is a member of the Association of Contract Textiles (ACT) and tests and certifies our fabrics according to the ACT Voluntary Performance Guidelines. Each performance guideline has an associated icon representing the relevant test data to make fabric specification easier. These icons may be seen on all Architex sampling and represent meeting or exceeding ACT’s criteria for Flammability and four aspects of fabric durability: Wet & Dry Crocking, Colorfastness to Light, Physical Properties and Abrasion.
ACT Guide to Textile Specification
Abrasion test results exceeding ACT Performance Guidelines are not an indicator of product lifespan. Multiple factors affect fabric durability and appearance retention; including end-user application and proper maintenance.
Current ACT abrasion minimums:
Woven + Knit Fabrics (low traffic) | 15,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs / 20,000 Martindale cycles
Woven + Knit Fabrics (high traffic) | 30,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs / 40,000 Martindale cycles
Non-Woven Fabrics | 50,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs
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Click below to learn more about the performance guidelines for woven, non-woven and knit fabrics and the testing methods along with access to printable pdfs and testing videos.
Wet + Dry Crocking
Colorfastness to Light
Abrasion (Low Traffic)
Abrasion (High Traffic)