Category Archives: Martindale Test

Research on the testing method of abrasion resistance of fly-knitted upper materials

The footwear industry occupies a pivotal position in the light industry sector. In 2017, the world made 23.5 billion pairs of shoes. China made 13.523 billion pairs, 57.5% of the total. Since 2012, Nike created Computerized Flat Knitting Upper. They named it the well-known Flyknit. The technology was first for knitting jumpers. It was quickly…

Abrasion testing: summary of national standards, fabric types

Many textiles are required to be tested for abrasion resistance, such as bed linen, duvet covers, pillowcases, sofa cloth, floor coverings and some coated fabrics. Common test standards Regarding the determination of textile abrasion resistance, there are many kinds of standards and different methods. After years of research by national textile standards and test workers,…

What is the ISO standard for pilling and abrasion test?

Fabric pilling and abrasion resistance are two key indicators of textile durability during use and wear. Pilling refers to the formation of small balls of entangled fibers on the fabric surface, while abrasion leads to loss of fibers or mass. Testing these properties is crucial for fabric development, quality control and ensuring functionality. International standard…

An Introduction of ASTM D4966-22 for Abrasion Resistance Test

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What is the ASTM D4966-22 Test Standard? ASTM D4966-22 is a standard test method developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in order to assess the abrasion resistance of textiles. Of course, this Martindale test method is rapidly used in various industries, such as automotive, textiles, and aerospace, to assess the performance…

The Most Practical 10 FAQs of Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester

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In the textile industry, ensuring the quality and longevity of fabrics is paramount. Consumers expect their clothing, furniture, upholstery, and other textile products to withstand everyday wear and tear. To guarantee these expectations are met, manufacturers and quality control professionals rely on various testing methods. Among these essential tools, the Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester…

Textile Abrasion Resistance Test

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1 Relevant Standards for Determination of Abrasion Resistance of Textiles at Home and Abroad The so-called abrasion refers to the phenomenon that fabrics are gradually damaged by repeated friction with another object. Abrasion resistance of textile is the characteristic of textile to resist abrasion. Practice has shown that abrasion is one of the main causes…