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Wyzenbeek Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics

Test Method(s):
    · ASTM D 4157 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics

Following the Association for Contract Textiles Guidelines for General Contract Upholstery using a Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester- Oscillatory Cylinder Method

Scope: Covers the determination of the abrasion resistance of woven textile fabrics using the Oscillatory Cylinder Tester. May not be usable for some fabric constructions.

  • Sample is conditioned and run in atmospheric conditions for textiles
  • #10 Cotton Duck abradant; using a tension of 4lbs and a compression force of 3lbs
  • At least 2 specimens in the warp and 2 specimens in the filling direction are tested
  • The number of double rub cycles achieved before two yarn breaks occur or "noticeable wear" is observed is recorded as the fabric's abrasion rating

For more information on Upholstery Textile testing, contact Shane Lynch @ 828-327-7000 x. 4146