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THE BON-TON STORES, INC. TEST PROTOCOL FOR

Evaluation

Citation / Method

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
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SUPPLEMENTAL PROTOCOLS
Note: Additional cost, sample size & TAT may be required if testing to 1 or more supplemental protocol is necessary. Please refer to the above referenced supplemental protocol(s) for additional information.
*

California proposition 65

Applicable section from


protocol BTON-ANPTCL-06572.01-US

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Special claims

Applicable section from


protocol CPSD-SLPTCL-00992-US

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Non-CPSIA requirements

BTON-GB-PTCL08443-US

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All samples shall be reviewed against the requirements of


California Proposition 65 to determine if additional testing or
labeling is required.
[See Note at end]
The sample should be reviewed against the requirements of
Special Claims Protocol to determine if additional testing or
labeling is required.
All samples shall be reviewed against the requirements of NonCPSIA Requirements supplemental protocol to determine if
additional testing or labeling is required.

LABELING
Examine the retail packaging (or submitted artwork).
Record each objective (factual) claim which can be substantiated
by the testing within the protocols and rate accordingly.
Additional testing required outside of the protocol shall be
approved. Any objective claim not approved by the client shall
be recorded as NT and rate as -.
*

Claim verification level 3

CPSD-GB-08612MTHD

All

If additional testing cannot be conducted due to capability


issues, the claims shall be recorded as NT and rated as Data
All subjective (opinion) claims shall be recorded as Not
Tested and rated as -.
Record information evaluated between the graphic imagery and
the product
Record disclaimers on datasheet

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Evaluation

Citation / Method

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
Samples
Plastic bags in which a diameter is 5 inches or greater (when
formed into a circle) used as packaging or packaging article shall
contain a warning statement similar to below on both sides of
each bag in English:
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag away
from babies and children. Do not use in cribs, beds, carriages or
playpens. This bag is not a toy.

Plastic bag warning statement

California, New York,


Massachusetts, Virginia
and Rhode Island State
and City Laws / CPSDGB-01073-MTHD

The warnings shall be printed clearly as to prevent the ink from


smearing or upon a gummed label securely attached to the bag. It
shall be contrasted by typography, layout or color from the
contents of the bag and from other printed matter on the bag, if
any.
1

If the total length and width of the bag is more than 40 inches,
the warning shall be repeated at 20 inches intervals.
Except laundry bag, the font size of the warning must adhere to
the chart listed below:
Total Length and Width of Bag
60 inches or more
40 inches to less than 60 inches
25 inches to less than 40 inches
Less than 25 inches

Size of Print
At least 24 points
At least 18 points
At least 14 points
At least 10 points

For laundry bag, the font size of the warning should be at least
36 points.
Client requirement
ANALYTICAL

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Evaluation

Formaldehyde spot test on textile

Citation / Method

CPSD-AN-00018MTHD

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
Samples
All fabrics and trims, that come into contact with skin, shall be
negative result.

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Note:
- This method cannot be applied on nylon and PU, quantitative
analysis should be performed directly if need.
- Trims including but not limited to, elastic, embroidery,
ribbons/bows, applique, drawcord, patches, twill tape.
Client requirement
All fabrics and trims, that come into contact with skin, shall have
formaldehyde content not exceed 75 mg/kg (75 ppm).

Formaldehyde content in textile

JIS L1041:2011 / CPSDAN-00019-MTHD

Note:
- Conduct testing only if formaldehyde spot test shows positive
result or inconclusive result.
Client requirement
[For infant garments (or fabrics intended for infant garments)
sized/ages 0-12 months only]

pH value in textile

AATCC 81 / CPSD-AN00026-MTHD-PH
AATCC81

Heavy metals content in packaging


materials

Model toxics in
packaging legislation of
the toxics in packaging
clearinghouse (TPCH) /
CPSD-AN-00065MTHD

Whites: 5.0 - 6.5


Wool 4.0 - 7.0
Denim 6.0 - 8.0
Others: 5.5 - 8.0
The sum of concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and
hexavalent chromium in packaging or packaging components
shall not exceed 100 mg/kg (100 ppm) by weight.

Note:
- Total chromium (Cr) is determined first. Confirmation of
hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) will be performed when
concentration of total chromium is above the detection limit and
sum of concentration of four heavy metals is exceeded the limit.

HAZARDS

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Evaluation

Appearance after care

Citation / Method

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
Samples
[3 HL, 1 DC or 1HW]

CPSD-SL-31055-MTHD

FLAMMABILITY
* Flammability of children's sleepwear

16 CFR 1615 / 1616

Flammability of clothing textiles

16 CFR 1610

No obvious defects/observations affecting the end product


performance/appearance. List all observations including color
change/staining, seam appearance, wrinkling, skewing, pilling,
fuzzing and performance of the components and trims.
For laminated products no bubbling, puckering, crack marks or
blisters, or face fabric pilling.
Surface Appearance: Grade 4.0 minimum
Color Change: General -Grade 4.0 minimum / Pigment Dye,
Printed flannel - Grade 3.0 minimum
Self Staining: Grade 4.5 minimum
Must comply with the requirements of the regulation.
(One Color Only) Class 1
Note: If the color tested fails, perform flammability on all
additional colors

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
*

Fiber Content

Fabric Weight

Fabric count of woven fabric


Yarn number

AATCC 20/20A/
(ASTM D629)

ASTM D3776-09ae1
Option C

ASTM D3775-12

ASTM D1059

ASTM D3990-2012e1

All

Blends - Report Actual (3% maximum Tolerance - FTC)


Single Fiber - Report Actual (0% Tolerance - FTC)
Note: First fiber included in package price, additional fibers will
be additional charge.
(oz/sq yd)
<5 oz/sq yd: -5/+8% maximum
>5 oz/sq yd: +/- 5% maximum
Report: -0 / +5% from claim.
Report number of ends and number of picks separately.
Report actual Or (+/- 5% Maximum) if claimed.
Report actual ply count.

WORKMANSHIP
Fabric defects
PERFORMANCE

Visual examination to verify noticeable defects such as missing


components, obvious knitting/weaving defects, improper
functioning component.

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Evaluation

Citation / Method

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
Samples
[after 3 HL]

Dimensional change after home laundering

AATCC 135 Per care


instructions

Dimensional change on drycleaning in


perchloroethylene

AATCC 158 Per Care


instructions

CPSD-SL-31042-MTHD
Per care instruction

ASTM D142409R2013e1

ASTM D5034 -09


R2013

Appearance after hand wash

Tearing strength: Elmendorf apparatus

Breaking strength of textile fabrics: Grab


test

General: 3% x 3%
Stretch w/spandex: 4% x 4%
Corduroy, Velvet, Terry, Flannel, Jacquard, Basket, Pique: 5% x
5%
Growth: +1% maximum
[After 1DC if applicable]
Shrinkage: -2.0% x -2.0%
Growth: +1.0% maximum
[After 1 handwash if applicable]
Shrinkage: -2.0% x -2.0%
Growth: +1.0% maximum
If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
<2.4: 1.5 lbs minimum
2.5-4.0: 2.0 lbs minimum
4.1-6.0: 2.5 lbs minimum (Wrinkle Resistance Fabric - 2.0 lbs.)
>6.0: 3.5 lbs minimum (Wrinkle Resistance Fabric - 3.0 lbs.)
Lining and pocketing:
2.0 lbs minimum
If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
<2.4: 15 lbs minimum
2.5-4.0: 25 lbs minimum
4.1-6.0: 30 lbs minimum (Wrinkle Resistance Fabric - 25 lbs.)
>6.0: 40 lbs minimum (Wrinkle Resistance Fabric - 35 lbs.)
Lining and pocketing:
20 lbs minimum

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Evaluation

Citation / Method

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
Samples
[Woven]
If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
<3.4: 15 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
3.5-5.0: 20 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>5.0: 25 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
Corduroy, Velvet and Velveteen: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
4.0-7.0: 20 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>7.0: 30 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
Silk: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
<3.5: 15 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>3.5: 20 lbs minimum @ 1/4"

Resistance to slippage of yarns

ASTM D434

Flannel: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):


3.5-5.0: 20 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>5.0: 25 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
Lining: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
1.0-3.0: 15 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>3.0: 20 lbs minimum @
Wool: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
2.0-4.5: 15 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>4.5: 20 lbs minimum @
Madras: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):
<4.5: 15 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
>4.5: 20 lbs minimum @ 1/4"

Pilling resistance: elastomeric pad

ASTM D3514-10
(R2014)

Stretch Fabrics: If Fabric weight (Oz / sq yd):


4.0-7.0: 20 lbs minimum @
>7.0: 25 lbs minimum @ 1/4"
Grade 4.0 minimum After 300 Cycles
Flannel, Wool: Grade 3.0 minimum after 300 cycles

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BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Criteria
Samples
[Corduroy, Velvet and Velveteen]

Evaluation

Citation / Method

Pile retention of pile fabric

ASTM D4685-07
(R2011)

Water repellency: Spray test

AATCC 22

Water Resistance: rain test

AATCC 35

Wrinkle resistance / durable press

AATCC 143

Abrasive Wheel: CS10, Head Weight:250 g


Grade 3.0 Face minimum after 300 cycles
Grade 4.0 Back minimum after 100 cycles
[Optional]
[If claimed]
[If Claimed Water Repellant]
Original: ISO 90 minimum
After 3 washes (Per Care Instruction): ISO 70 minimum
Optional ( If claimed)
(Rain Test)(If Claimed Water Resistant)
Less than 1 gram
Customs Test (Test on garments): No more than 1 gm of water
penetration at 600mm
pressure for a 2 minute duration
(DP)
(For Laundering : Evaluate after 3 Launderings; For Dry
Cleaning : Evaluate after 1 Dry cleaning)
(If Claimed)
Evaluate after 3 home launderings as per client requirement
including, the seams, fabric and creases evaluations to meet the
claim.
Wrinkle Free / Wrinkle Resistant
Smoothness: Grade 4.0 minimum
Easy Care
Smoothness: Grade 3.5 minimum

COLORFASTNESS
Colorfastness to drycleaning

AATCC 132

Colorfastness to laundering: accelerated

AATCC 61

[If Applicable]
Color Change: Grade 4.0 minimum
Staining: Grade 3.0 minimum
Self- staining: Grade 4.5 minimum
Color Change: Grade 4.0 minimum
Staining: Grade 3.0 minimum
Self- staining: Grade 4.5 minimum

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Evaluation
Quick methods for colorfastness to
chlorine bleach
Quick methods for colorfastness to nonchlorine bleach

BTON - 00301 - US
WOVEN - ADULT OR CHILDRENS FABRIC (V30)
No. of
Citation / Method
Criteria
Samples
Grade 4.0 minimum
AATCC/ASTM TS-001
AATCC / ASTM TS-001

Results

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Grade 4.0 minimum


Dry: Grade 4.0 minimum
Wet: Grade 3.0 minimum
Corduroy, Velvet and Velveteen, Madras
Dry: Grade 3.5 minimum
Wet: Grade 2.0 minimum

Colorfastness to crocking

Colorfastness to light

AATCC 8 / 116

AATCC 16.3

Flannel:
Yarn Dye
Dry: Grade 3.5 minimum
Wet: Grade 3.0 minimum
Printed
Dry: Grade 3.5 minimum
Wet: Grade 2.0 minimum
Grade 4 @ 10 hours (Report data at 5 and 10 hour intervals)
[Intimate & Undergarments only]

Colorfastness to Perspiration

AATCC 15

Color change: Grade 4.0 minimum


Staining: Grade 3.0 minimum
Self- staining: Grade 4.5 minimum

NOTE: Special Claims Protocol Includes Anti Bacterial, Moisture Management, Stain Release, Stain Proof, UV Protection, Feather And Down, Water Claims, Durable Press/ Wrinkle Free Claims, Tagless
Labels, Heat Resistance, And Nano Tex Products.
Key:
*
**
#

Additional Charge For This Test


Mandatory Requirement
By Request Only

Result Key:
M

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NM
NA
NT
C
R
Rating Key:
APP
AWC
CAR
REJ

Does Not Meet


Not Applicable
Not Tested
Claimed
Recorded
Approved
Approved With
Comment
Corrective
Action
Required
Rejected

No. Of Samples Required for Complete Testing


No. Of (Fully Packed) Cartons For Transit Testing:
No. Of Working Days For Complete Testing:

Pricing Information (US$)


Basic Test Package Price:

2-2.5yds
5

USA / Europe
See Price List

Creation Date:
Last Revision Date:
Pricing Review Date:
Technical Review Date:

*Additional Charges:
pH value in textile
$
See Price List
$
Special Claims
$
$
Fiber Content
$
$
Heavy metals content in packaging materials
$
$
Hexavalent Chromium if required (per evaluation)$
NA
CA Prop 65
BTON-AN-PTCL-06572.01-US
Non-CPSIA Requirements
BTON-GB-PTCL-08443-US
Formaldehyde release in textile
Refer to local price list
Claim verification level 3 (first 30 minutes)
$167
Claim verification level 3 (over 30 minutes)
Quote
Revision History:
Revised Date:

Revised By:

Requester:

Client
Approval Date:

Client Approval:

2 yds

MAY 01, 2015 / Paul


Marchand
DECEMBER 05, 2008
APRIL 24, 2015
JUNE 11, 2013
JUNE 11, 2013

Overseas
See Price List
See Price list

BTON-AN-PTCL-06572.01-US
BTON-GB-PTCL-08443-US
$66
Quote

Client
Approval By:

Content:

Reason:

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DECEMBER 03,
2009

WARRANL

FEBRUARY 11,
2010

JASONS

Kevin Clancy

12/5/08 created from manual and mc


1/22/09 added adult lead in surface coating per client
1/28/09 changed lead from 600 to 90 ppm per client
2/17/09 added back tear strength
4/6/09 updated colorfastness to light and wearing apparel flammability to one color US-P18604 hw
4/27/09 updated dry crocking under dark colors to 3.5 , updated ph and tear strength per US-P18833
07-23-09 -- TPMP-090729 - Removed the test line *Lead In Surface Coating from
ANALYTICAL category; Added the test line *Non-CPSIA Requirements under
SUPPLEMENTAL PROTOCOLS category and the price as per Kevin Clancy by BV-SH Pearl
Wong.
10/17/09 - TPK-09-02632-chagnge the criteria of colorfastness to crocking - Corduroy velvet
and velveteen, madras - Dry from Grade 3 to Grade 3.5 and Flannel - printed - Dry from
Grade 2.5 to Grade 3.5 and updated the test names by TG name as per Kevin Clancy by
Wai-Ling Wong
12-02-09 - Regenerated from TRM

Regenerated for standardize protocol heading and add no. of sample column

MARCH 05, 2010

WAILINGW

Kevin Clancy

MARCH 05,
2010

Bill Grange

JANUARY 12,
2011

WERIC

Wendy Cheung

FEBRUARY 02,
2011

WERIC

Kevin Clancy

FEBRUARY
09, 2011

Bill Grange

TPK-10-01241-Replace the test 'Formaldehyde spot test by 'Formaldehyde spot test on textile'
and replace the test 'Formaldehyde release by 'Formaldehyde release in textile' under
ANALYTICAL as per Kevin Clancy by Wai-Ling Wong

JANUARY 06, 2011 - TPK-10-07798 - Updated the citation/method of ASTM D3514 to 2010
version and standardized its evaluation as per Wendy Cheung (Regreview: F10-135) by Eric
MH Wong.
FEBRUARY 01, 2011 - TPK-11-00654 - Updated the criteria of test colorfastness to light
from 20 to 10 hours, and revised the criteria of test pH by adding [For infant article
only] and changed it to be charged as additional charge by adding symbol *as per Kevin
Clancy due to client request by Eric MH Wong.

.
Bon-Ton has
decided to
create a
universal
Formaldehyde
standard across
any product
with prolonged
skin contact.
They also
would like the
wording
unified across
protocols to
avoid lab
inconsistencies
in testing.
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MARCH 22,
2011

Bill Grange

JULY 19, 2011

Bill Grange

MARCH 22, 2011

WERIC

JULY 21, 2011

WGLORIA

NOVEMBER 29,
2011

YEEKINGT

NOVEMBER
29, 2011

Bill Grange

JANUARY 04,
2012

YEEKINGT

JANUARY 05,
2012

Bill Grange

JANUARY 13,
2012

WGLORIA

JANUARY 10,
2012

Bill Grange

NOVEMBER 30,
2012

WAIKITK

DECEMBER
04, 2012

Kevin Clancy

DECEMBER 20,
2012

YEEKINGT

DECEMBER
21, 2012

Kevin Clancy

JANUARY 11,
2013

WAIKITK

JUNE 11, 2013

WGLORIA

JUNE 10, 2013

Bill Grange

DECEMBER 16,
2013
DECEMBER 24,
2013

Kevin Clancy

Kevin Clancy

AsiaTechInquir
yMai

DECEMBER
05, 2013
DECEMBER
28, 2013

JASONS
TNELSON

MARCH 11, 2014

JASONS

JUNE 30, 2014

TNELSON

Kevin Clancy

Kevin Clancy
Bill Grange

FEBRUARY
18, 2014

Bill Grange

MARCH 21, 2011 - TPK-11-01442 - Revised the criteria of test pH by deleting [For infant
article only] and adding [For infant garments (or fabrics intended for infant garments)
sized/ages 0-12 months only] and standardized its evaluation to "pH value in textile" as per
TechChangeRequestMail/KevinClancy by Eric MH Wong.
JULY 15, 2011 - TPK-11-04262 - Revised citation for supplemental protocol "California
Proposition 65" from "CPSD-AN-PTCL-06572-US" to "CPSD-AN-PTCL-06572.01-US" and
revised pricing information as per Kevin Clancy by Gloria Wan.
OCTOBER 31, 2011-TPK-11-06988-Updated citation of Pile retention of pile fabric to
ASTM D4685-07 (R2011) as per Wendy Cheung by Daisy Tsui.(Reg. review: F11-223)
NOVEMBER 19, 2011-TPK-11-04902-Revised citation of Fabric weight to ASTM D377609ae1 as per Wendy Cheung by Daisy Tsui.[Reg Review F11-151]
JANUARY 4, 2012-TPK-11-08198-Revised citation Fabric weight to ASTM D3776-09ae1
Option C and criteria to (oz/sq yd)<5 oz/sq yd: -5/+8% maximum; >5 oz/sq yd: +/- 5%
maximum as per Kelvin Clancy by Daisy Tsui.
JANUARY 09, 2012 - TPK-11-08510 - Revised citation for supplemental protocol California
proposition 65 from CPSDN-AN-PTCL-06572.01-US to BTON-AN-PTCL-06572.01US as per Kevin Clancy by Gloria Wan.
NOVEMBER 19, 2012-12-09146-Revised AATCC 16 as AATCC 16.3 as per Reg review
(F12-238) by Kit Kwok

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012-TPK-12-08346-Updated ASTM D3990 to 12 version as per Reg
review F12-213 by Daisy Tsui
DECEMBER 20, 2012-TPK-12-10245-Replaced Formaldehyse full test with JIS L1041 with
requirement 75 ppm as per Kevin Clancy by Daisy Tsui[NPC]
JANUARY 11, 2013 - TPK-12-09834 - Revised ASTM D3775 as ASTM D3775-12 as per
Reg review (F12-252) by Kit Kwok
JUNE 06, 2013 TPK-13-04545 Added test and price of Heavy metals content in
packaging materials with by request only mark as per AsiaTechInquiryMail by Zera Leung.
DECEMBER 02, 2013 TPK-13-09596 Added Claim verifications - level 2 test as per
Kevin Clancy by Phil Ma.
DECEMBER 13, 2013 - TPK-13-08782- Revised ASTM D3990 as 2013 reapproved version
as per Reg review (F13-226) by Nelson Lee
FEBRUARY 17, 2014 TPK-14-00851 Added Plastic bag warning statement test line as
per Kevin Clancy by Phil Ma
/
JANUARY 11, 2013 - TPK-12-09834 - Revised ASTM D3775 as ASTM D3775-12 as per
Reg review (F12-252) by Kit Kwok

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JUNE 27, 2014 TPK-14-05138 Revised Test CF to crocking by remove requirement
exception for Dark and indigo dyed fabrics as per Kevin Clancy by Nelson Lee

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JULY 31, 2014


OCTOBER 29,
2014
JANUAYR 27,
2015

APRIL 24, 2015

RONALDCH

RONALDCH
Justin H Wei

SHERYC

Belinda Chu

JULY 25, 2014 TPK-14-04146 Revised ASTM D5034-09 R2013 Breaking strength of
textile fabrics: grab test reg review F14-058 as per Belinda Chu by Ronald Chan
OCTOBER 29, 2014 - TPK-14-08961 - Revised ASTM D3514-2010 to ASTM D3514-10
(R2014) per reg update F14-194 as per Belinda Chu by Ronald Chan
JANUARY 27, 2015 TPK-15-00143 Replace Claim Verification Level 2with Claim
Verification Level 3 as per Kevin Clancy by Justin H Wei[NPC]
APRIL 01, 2015 TPK-15-02126 Revised ASTM D1424 as ASTM D1424-09R2013e1 as
per Regreview [F15-021] by Nelson Lee
APRIL 24, 2015 TPK-15-02863 - Revised Formaldehyde spot test on textile by revised
note This method cannot be applied on synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, PU, etc. and wet
chem. analysis should be done. To This method cannot be applied on nylon and PU,
quantitative analysis should be performed directly if need and aligned wording with default
format due to default testline update (MTD-15-00562-AN) as per Belinda Chu by Sherry
Cheng