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Purpose: To determine the abrasion resistance of chemical coated fabrics and films using a rotary platform double head tester.

Reference: ASTM D3389โ€“ Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Platform Abrader)

Apparatus: Rotary Platform Double Head Abraser*

To determine the abrasion resistance of a chemical coated fabric or film, one specimen of each sample shall be cut in a 4-1/8โ€ circle and mounted on a S-16 Specimen Plate*.

This specimen plate shall then be mounted on the Taber platform. Abrasion resistance is tested by the Taber platform turning on a vertical axis, against the sliding rotation of two rubber-base abrading wheels. Various hardness abrasive wheels, test weights, and test cycles can be used in the Taber test.

These are specified depending on the type of material being tested and the expected service requirements of the finished coated fabrics or film. After exposing the specimen to the required number of test cycles using the specified abrasive wheel and weight, the sample should be examined for signs of visual wear or loss of embossing detail.

*Available from Taber Industries, 455 Bryant Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120,

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