ASTM D4966-98(2004)

    Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the abrasion resistance of textile fabrics using the Martindale abrasion tester. Fabrics of all types may be tested by this method but difficulties may arise with fabrics with a pile depth greater than 0.08 in. (2 mm).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard; the values in SI units are provided as information only.

    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.

    For other current test methods of testing the abrasion resistance of textiles refer to Test Methods D 3884, D 3885, D 3886, D 4157, D 4158, and AATCC Test Method 93.


    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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D3884 Guide for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method)

    D3885 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Flexing and Abrasion Method)

    D3886 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Inflated Diaphragm Apparatus)

    D4157 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Oscillatory Cylinder Method)

    D4158 Guide for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Uniform Abrasion)

    D4850 Terminology Relating to Fabrics and Fabric Test Methods

    AATCC Methods and Procedures

    Evaluation Procedure 1 Gray Scale for Color Change Available from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.30 (Textile fabrics)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D4966-98R04

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4966-98(2004), Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.org

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