(Received 6 May 1988; accepted 22 August 1988)
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An interlaboratory study conducted by the ASTM F06.33 Task Group on Abrasion and Wear has shown that a correlation exists between the Frick-Taber Method for measuring abrasion resistance and in situ wear. This is a verification of results obtained on European flooring reported by Otto F. V. Frick, National Institute for Material, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Frick developed the original grit feeding device which is now manufactured in the United States in a modified form. ASTM Subcommittee F06.30 on Resilient Flooring directed that this work be done to show that a correlation exists using the commercially available abrasion equipment on flooring manufactured in the United States.
Assistant Chief Plant Chemist, Mannington Mills Inc., Salem, NJ
Research Associate, Armstrong World Industries, Technical Center, Lancaster, PA
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