Federal Specification CCC-W-408D

Federal Specification CCC-W-408D is a series of standard performance tests established by the General Services Admiration (GSA) to determine the physical properties of vinyl coated wallcoverings. Compliance with this standard—or series of tests—is one of several components used when developing suitable wallcoverings for manufacture, as well as assessing the suitability of a vinyl wallcoverings for use within commercial applications.

The series of performance test methods that make up this federal standard include standard tests developed by the US government, as well as by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). Vinyl wallcoverings of all classifications—Type I, Type II, and Type II—can be tested in accordance with this standard. While each vinyl wallcovering type has its own unique set of minimum result requirements in order to reach compliancy, all vinyl wallcovering types are subjected to the following test methods:

  • Colorfastness to Light
  • Washability
  • Scrubbability
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Breaking Strength
  • Crocking
  • Stain Resistance
  • Tear Resistance
  • Blocking Resistance
  • Coating Adhesion
  • Cold Crack Resistance
  • Heat Ageing Resistance
  • Flame Spread and Smooth Development
  • Shrinkage
  • Mildew Resistance


Related Terms

Was this insightful?