CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Performance standards for both pantyhose and socks have been proposed by ACTS Testing Laboratories, Buffalo, N.Y., to the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers here. NAHM is expected to take the proposals under consideration in early 1996, and if adopted, they would serve as voluntary standards for the industry. Products meeting the standards could be identified as doing so on packaging.
ACTS has been testing hosiery for clients since 1986, according to Ellen Roaldi, senior textile analyst for the testing firm. Among the factors covered by the standards are dimensional stability in laundering; colorfastness, effect of perspiration, bursting strength, flammability, fit retention after laundering, construction details, fiber identification and care instructions.

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