The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements ("CITA") is considering a Commercial Availability Request for a certain three-layer composite fabric as specified below.
Responses are due by 11:59 P.M. (EST), February 21, 2013. Rebuttals are due by 11:59 P.M. (EST), February 27, 2013. Include file number 176.2013.02.06.Fabric.SoriniSametforPatagoniaInc in all submissions and dialogue pertaining to this Request.
The original signed hard copy of Responses and Rebuttals must be received mailed via express courier to:
Kim Glas, Chairman
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
U.S. Department of Commerce
Room 30001, Washington, DC 20230
Specifications: Laminated Composite Fabric
Overall Fabric Description: Laminated polyester woven/micro velour grid one-way stretch with polyurethane laminate.
HTS: 6001.22.0000; 6001.92
Overall Fabric Construction: Woven face/polyurethane laminate/circular knit velour with grid pattern.
Overall Fiber Content: 90-96% polyester/4-10% spandex (includes both face and backer fabric).
Overall weight: 287 - 351 grams per square meter.
Overall width: Selvedge: 150.4 - 154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3 - 149.3 cm.
Finishing: Bonded laminate with durable water repellency on the face fabric, and optional on back.
Performance criteria for overall fabric:
Air permeability (ASTM D737): maximum 1.5
Durable water repellency (AATCC 22): greater than or equal to 80 before wash.
Face Fabric Details:
Construction: plain weave
Fiber content: 81-87% polyester/ 13-19% spandex
Warp fiber content/denier: 73-77 denier polyester; 39 - 41 denier spandex
Filling fiber content/denier: 73-77 denier polyester; 39 - 41 denier spandex
Characteristics of yarns: corespun spandex (filament)
Thread count: 49-52 picks per cm x 43-45 picks per cm
Weight: 121.5 - 148.5 grams per square meter
Width: Selvedge: 150.4 -154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3 - 149.3 cm
Coloration: piece dyed
Finishing: bonded laminate with durable water repellency
Other special characteristics: 2-way stretch
Backer Fabric Details:
Construction: circular knit with a dropped stitch for the grid-brushed looped pile
Fiber content: 100% polyester
Warp fiber content/denier: 145 -155 denier polyester
Filling fiber content/denier: 73 - 77 denier polyester
Characteristics of yarns: filament
Knitting gauge: 27 - 29
Weight: 140.4 - 171.6 grams per square meter
Width: Selvedge: 150.4 - 154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3 - 149.3 cm
Coloration: piece dyed
Finishing: Optional bonded laminate with durable water repellency
Performance criteria: Pilling (ASTM D3512): minimum 3
Other special characteristics: grid pattern
Laminate Description and performance: Bonded laminate with durable water repellency (air permeability maximum 1.5 per ASTM D737)
NOTE (ranges): Ranges in these specifications reflect a tolerance from the target figures of up to three percent for fiber content, yarn size, and thread count; up to ten percent for weight; and up to five centimeters (two inches) for width.
NOTE (processing variations): The yarn size designations describe a range of yarn specifications for yarn before knitting, dyeing and finishing of the fabric. They are intended as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. Dyeing, finishing, and knitting can alter the characteristic of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. These specifications therefore include yarns appearing in the finished fabric as finer or coarser than the designated yarn sizes provided that the variation occurs after processing of the greige yarn and production of the fabric. The specifications for the fabric apply to the fabric itself prior to cutting and sewing of the finished garment Such processing may alter the measurements.