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The Application of Martindale Method

Author:QINSUN Released in:2017-11 Click:1350

The Martindale is a versatile instrument capable of multiple abrasion and pilling tests. It uses precision  components to deliver the exact abrasion or pilling movement required by all international and retailer standards. The touch screen controller, with the most common functions accessible in one or two touches, makes this the easiest Martindale in the market to use.

The Application of Martindale Method

Our Martindale tester  is designed to conserve valuable bench space while providing maximum testing capacity.The Martindale is a unit for quantifying the abrasion resistance of textiles, especially when used for upholstery.Samples are rubbed against known abradents at low pressures and in continuously changing directions and the amount of abrasion or pilling is compared against standard parameters.

The Application of Martindale Method

The Martindale method, also known as the Martindale rub test, simulates natural wear of a seat cover, where the textile sample is rubbed against a standard abrasive surface with a specified force. The test equipment works in intervals of 5000 cycles, totalling the wear number (unit: Martindale) of abrasion cycles that leads to the material being worn to a specified degree. The higher the value, the more resistant the material is to abrasion.



This test method covers the determination of the abrasion resistance of textile fabrics. Fabrics of all types may be tested by this method , including woven, non-woven, and knit apparel fabrics, household  fabrics, industrial fabrics, and floor coverings, but difficulties may arise with fabrics with a  pile depth greater than 2mm. Agreement between laboratories conducting this test is poor, but it is used widely, especially outside the United States.