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