The surface wear of a fabric caused by rubbing and contact with another fabric.
High Traffic / Public Spaces – Woven Upholstery Fabrics
ASTM D4157 (ACT approved #10 Cotton Duck)
30,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek method
ASTM D4966 (12 KPa pressure)
40,000 cycles Martindale method
ACT studies indicate that results of multiple abrasion tests performed on some fabric structures may vary significantly – as much as 60 percent or more.
Double rubs exceeding 100,000 are not meaningful in providing additional value in use and not predictive of significant extension of a fabric’s service life.
There is no correlation between Wyzenbeek and Martindale results.
For more information please refer to abrasion white papers on the ACT website.