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Search and find Australian and international standards on a variety of subject areas. Learn how to request standards not available at RMIT.

AATCC standards and test methods

The AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) is internationally recognised for its standard methods of testing fibres and fabrics to measure and evaluate performance characteristics like colourfastness, appearance, soil release, dimensional change, and water resistance. These standards are published annually in the AATCC Technical Manual.

ASTM International

Things to know about ASTM International Standards Online

  • Only one user at a time may access this database. Please log out out when finished to allow others to log in after you. If you cannot login, please try again later.
  • To use this database, you must create a free personal account by registering as a new user. You then log on with that account. Please register using your RMIT e-mail address, not your personal e-mail.
  • When you are logged in, click on IHS Engineering Workbench if you are asked to choose.

Select Engineering Workbench

How to search

  1. Type the standard number or keyword(s) in the search box, e.g. carbon steel. Press the green search button.
  2. Within your search results, leave My Subscriptions unchecked so your search results will include standards we both subscribe to and those we do not. You can also choose to filter your search results by Publisher to see standards from the publisher(s) you are interested in, e.g. ASTM, ISO.
  3. If we subscribe to the full-text of a standard, you will not see any shopping cart icon below the title. Simply click on the title to access the standard.
  4. If we do not subscribe to the full-text of a standard, you will see the shopping cart icon below the title. To request a purchase, click on the cart > click on Add to My Wish List > fill in the form > press Submit. If approved, you will be able to access the full-text by clicking on the standard's title. (Note: if the shopping cart icon has a magnifying glass, you will be able to preview an excerpt of the full-text. This can help you decide if that is the standard you need before you request a purchase. To preview, click on the title.)


International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO (The International Organization for Standardization) publishes many textiles standards. The Library has some of these in hard copy.

Search tips:

1. In LibrarySearch search for "International Organization for Standardization" using inverted commas "..." as shown.
    (Note the US spelling of Organization with the letter z.)

2. Limit your results to Books and Multimedia using the drop-down menu beside the search box.

3. Add additional keywords to your search e.g. textile, fabric, clothing, sizing.


4. Use the Subject options on the left side to refine your results.

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association publishes some standards for fire and heat protective clothing. Below are some that RMIT University Library has. You might find others in LibrarySearch - search for "National Fire Protection Association" and browse to find clothing and textile standards.

Sustainable textiles

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