This part of EN ISO 13934 describes the determination of the maximum force and elongation at maximum force of textile fabrics using a strip method. Part 2 of EN ISO 13934 will describe the method known as the grab method.The method is mainly applicable to woven textile fabrics. It can be applicable to fabrics produced by other techniques. It is not normally applicable to woven elastic fabrics, geotextiles, nonwovens, coated fabrics, textile-glass woven fabrics and fabrics made from carbon fibres or polyolefin tape yarns. The method deals with test specimens in equilibrium with the standard atmosphere for testing, or with test specimens in the wet state. The standard cancels ISO 5081:1977.