Abrasion resistance of textiles – Martindale method

The Martindale method is used to test the abrasion resistance of textiles. All uncoated textile fabrics can be tested.

During the test, pieces of the sample material are rubbed against a standard wool, wire mesh, or sandpaper. The sample is inspected for wear and tear at regular cycle intervals. The number of cycles the fabric can withstand represents its Martindale rating, providing information about the durability of the fabric against constant friction with other materials.

Suitable sample matrices
Woven and knitted fabrics
Required sample quantity
30 cm x total width
Typical turnaround time
4 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory


Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
66 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

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