Assessment of Faults in Fabrics

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Legal text for SACC item

  1. The fabric detailed in the Contract must be free from defects such as imperfections and blemishes that may adversely affect its appearance or serviceability when viewed under inspection conditions satisfactory to the Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) _______ (insert the name of the QAR).
  2. Any defect acceptable to the QAR must be strung (flagged) along the right hand selvedge of the face side using colourfast strings for each two (2) linear decimetres where the defect occurs (not applicable to narrow fabrics 15 cm or less in width).
  3. The Contractor must deduct allowances from the gross piece length for each defect or splice, on the basis of two (2) linear decimetres per fault. The Contractor must record gross length, net length and number of splices on each piece ticket.
  4. Fabric with more than _____ defects (insert the number of defects allowed) per 100 metres ________(insert "square" or "linear") will be rejected.
  5. The following defects, if prevalent throughout the fabric, will result in rejection of the full pieces:
    1. mill creases/calendar marks;
    2. edge to edge shading;
    3. tears, holes or marks beyond 12 mm from the outer edge of the selvedge;
    4. poor dye penetration and/or streaks;
    5. weak or tender fabric;
    6. warp or filling defects throughout.