This standard specifies a test method for assessing the flex resistance of rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics in the folded condition. The test method is applicable only to products which can be clamped in the test apparatus used and to products with which the fold made in the test specimen can be caused to move back and forth along the specimen during the test.
The appearance of the test specimen, after completion of either the flex number or a specified number of flex cycles, is taken as a measure of the flex resistance in the folded condition.
The European Standard EN ISO 32100:2010 has been prepared by CEN/TC 248/WG 4 "Textiles and textile products - Coated fabrics" (secretariat: AFNOR, France). ISO/TC 45/SC 4/WG 13 "Coated fabrics", the secretariat of which is held by BSI (United Kingdom) is responsible for the International Standard ISO 32100:2010. On the national level, the responsible Working Committee is NA 054-04-04 AA "Kunststoff-Folien und kunststoffbeschichtete Flächengebilde (Kunstleder); allgemeine Eigenschaften" ("Plastic films and plastics-coated fabrics (artificial leather); general characteristics") of FNK.