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    ASTM D3389 - 15

    Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Platform Abrader)

    Active Standard ASTM D3389 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Abrasion resistance tests are intended to measure the wear resistance properties of a material. This may be correlated to expected end use performance.

    5.2 The resistance of coated fabrics to abrasion, as measured on a testing machine in the laboratory, is generally only one of several factors contributing to wear performance or durability as experienced in the actual use of the material. While abrasion resistance (often stated in terms of the number of abrasion cycles) and durability are frequently related, the relationship varies with different end uses and different factors may be necessary in any calculation of predicted durability from specific abrasion data. This test method provides a comparative ranking of material performance, which can be used as an indication of relative end-use performance.

    5.3 The resistance of coated fabrics to abrasion may be affected by factors including test conditions, type of abradant, pressure between the specimen and abradant, mounting or tension of the specimen, and type, kind, or amount of finishing materials.

    5.4 The measurement of the relative amount of abrasion may also be affected by the method of evaluation and may be influenced by the judgment of the operator.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the wear resistance of fabrics coated with rubber or plastics to abrasion. The abrasion is measured by mass loss or number of cycles required to wear through the coating to initially expose the base fabric.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.40 (Coated fabrics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162112(Coated fabrics); 11162117(Rubber fabrics)

    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3389-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3389-15, Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Platform Abrader), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015,

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