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Oscillatory Cylinder Tester for Abrasion

Test Method(s):
    · ASTM D 4157 - AHFA JIFS & G Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics

American Home Furnishings Association Joint Industry Fabric Standards
and Guidelines Oscillatory Cylinder Method - for Abrasion using a
Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester

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
  • Wire screen abradant of stainless steel; using a tension of 4lbs and a compression force of 3lb
  • At least 2 specimens in the warp and 2 specimens in the fill direction are tested and placed upon a foam substrate for testing.
  • The test is run for either 15,000 cycles or until a rating of category 1 (very obvious wear) is reached. - (one cycle is equivalent to one double rub)


For more information on Upholstery Textile testing, contact Shane Lynch at 828-327-7000 ext 4146