This test method determines the snagging resistance of a
Studies of fabric snagging have shown that this test method is
suitable for a range of woven and knitted fabrics made from
textured or untextured filament yarns or spun yarns or combinations
of these yarns.2,3 This test method is not suitable for
(1) open construction fabrics (such as a net) because the pins in
the test chamber will snag the bean bag rather than the specimen,
(2) heavy or stiff fabrics that cannot be made into a cover for the
bean bag, and (3) tufted or nonwoven fabrics because the apparatus
is designed for woven and knitted fabrics.
The values stated in either acceptable metric units or in other
units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated
in each system may not be the exact equivalents; therefore, each
system must be used independently of the other, without combining
values in any way. In case of referee decisions the metric units
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety
concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility
of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and
health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory
limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements
are given in Section 7.
2 Stuckey, W. C., and El Shiekh, A., "Snags in Snag
Testing of Knits", in Sense and Nonsense in Knit Testing ,
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, 1975, pp.
3 Cary, R. T., "Bean Bag Snag Tester: A System of
Evaluation," Textile Research Journal, Vol 51, No. 2, 1981
, pp. 61–63.