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                                                      Part 1: Cotton
                                                                                               Australian Standard®


                                                                       Absorbent woven gauze
                                                                                                                      AS 2835.1—1998
                                                                                           This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee MS/5, Institutional Supplies.
                                                                                           It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 1 December
                                                                                           1997 and published on 5 February 1998.




                                                                                           The following interests are represented on Committee MS/5:
                                                                                              Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
                                                                                              Australian Confederation of Operating Room Nurses
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                                                                                              Department of Public Works and Services, N.S.W.
                                                                                              Medical Industry Association of Australia
                                                                                              Packaging Council of Australia
                                                                                              Queensland Health
                                                                                              Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
                                                                                              Victorian Hospitals Association




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                                                                                                      This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 97130.
                                                                                                                                        AS 2835.1—1998




                                                                                           Australian Standard®
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                                                                                           Absorbent woven gauze

                                                                                           Part 1: Cotton




                                                                                             Originated as Part of AS CS10.2.2— 1941.
                                                                                             Previous edition AS 2835.1— 1985
                                                                                             Second edition 1998.




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                                                                                                                                                       PREFACE

                                                                                                 This Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee ME/5, Institutional
                                                                                                 Supplies, to supersede AS 2835.1 — 1985.
                                                                                                 The objective of this Standard is to provide manufacturers and users with requirements for
                                                                                                 absorbent woven cotton gauze suitable for use in the manufacture of surgical dressings.
                                                                                                 Requirements for cotton-viscose gauze are specified in AS 2835.2, Absorbent woven
                                                                                                 gauze, Part 2: Cotton-viscose blends.
                                                                                                 In the preparation of this Standard, consideration was given to the respective requirements
                                                                                                 of the British Pharmacopoeia, the European Pharmacopoeia and the United States
                                                                                                 Pharmacopoeia. However, differences do occur between requirements set out in those
                                                                                                 publications and in this Standard.
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                                                                                                                                          CONTENTS
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                                                                                           SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
                                                                                             1.1 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    ..   . ... ..   .. ..   ..   ... ........       4
                                                                                             1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS . . . . . . .                       ..   .. ... .   ....    ..   ...... ... ..      4
                                                                                             1.3 CLASSIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             ..   ......     ....    ..   . .. .. .. .. ..   4
                                                                                             1.4 DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        ..   .... ..    .. ..   ..   . ... .. .....     5
                                                                                             1.5 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION . . .                          ..   .. .. ..   ... .   ..   .......... .       5

                                                                                           SECTION 2 REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                             2.1 GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      6
                                                                                             2.2 IDENTIFICATION OF FIBROUS COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                 6
                                                                                             2.3 SINKING TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       6
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                                                                                             2.4 pH OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    6
                                                                                             2.5 LEVEL OF SURFACE-ACTIVE SUBSTANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                               6
                                                                                             2.6 CONTENT OF WATER-SOLUBLE SUBSTANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    6
                                                                                             2.7 PRESENCE OF STARCH AND DEXTRINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                            6
                                                                                             2.8 CONTENT OF ETHER-SOLUBLE SUBSTANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                  6
                                                                                             2.9 PRESENCE OF FLUORESCING SUBSTANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                 6
                                                                                             2.10 SULFATED ASH CONTENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  6
                                                                                             2.11 COLOURFASTNESS OF GREEN COTTON GAUZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    7
                                                                                             2.12 PACKAGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       7
                                                                                             2.13 MARKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     7
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                                                                                                                                STANDARDS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                                                                    Australian Standard
                                                                                                                                Absorbent woven gauze

                                                                                                                                       Part 1: Cotton

                                                                                                              S E C T I O N     1     S CO P E        A N D     G E NE R A L

                                                                                                 1.1 SCOPE This Standard specifies requirements for absorbent woven cotton gauze
                                                                                                 suitable for use in the manufacture of surgical dressings.
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                                                                                                 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS The following Standards are referred to in this
                                                                                                 Standard:
                                                                                                 AS
                                                                                                 2001         Methods   of test for textiles
                                                                                                 2001.2       Part 2:   Physical tests
                                                                                                 2001.2.3     Part 2.3: Determination of breaking force and extension of textile fabrics
                                                                                                 2001.2.5     Part 2.5: Determination of the number of threads per unit length in woven
                                                                                                                        fabric
                                                                                                 2001.3       Chemical tests
                                                                                                 2001.3.1     Part 3.1: Determination of pH of aqueous extract
                                                                                                 2001.3.4     Part 3.4: Determination of solvent extractable matter
                                                                                                 2001.4       Part 4: Colourfastness tests
                                                                                                 2001.4.8     Part 4.8: Determination of colourfastness to water
                                                                                                 2836         Methods  of testing surgical dressings and surgical dressing materials
                                                                                                 2836.2       Part 2:  Method for the identification of cotton and viscose fibres
                                                                                                 2836.3       Part 3:  Method for the determination of mass per unit area
                                                                                                 2836.5       Part 5:  Method for the determination of sinking time
                                                                                                 2836.7       Part 7:  Method for the determination of level of surface-active substances
                                                                                                 2836.8       Part 8:  Method for the determination of quantity of water-soluble substances
                                                                                                 2836.9       Part 9:  Method for the determination of the presence of starch and dextrins
                                                                                                 2836.10      Part 10: Method for the determination of the presence of fluorescing
                                                                                                                       substances
                                                                                                 2836.11      Part 11: Method for the determination of sulphated ash content
                                                                                                 Therapeutic Goods Administration. Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing and
                                                                                                 Community Services, Canberra.
                                                                                                 Therapeutic Goods Order (TGO) No. 37. General requirements for labels for therapeutic
                                                                                                 goods

                                                                                                 1.3 CLASSIFICATION Absorbent woven cotton gauze shall be classified as one of
                                                                                                 the grades specified in Table 1.1.
                                                                                                 Where gauze is classified as a particular grade, it shall comply with all requirements
                                                                                                 specified in Table 1.1 for that grade and shall not comply with all requirements of any
                                                                                                 higher grade.
                                                                                                   NOTE: For the purposes of this Clause, A is regarded as the lowest and K as the highest grade
                                                                                                   of gauze.



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