Fundamentals of Abrasion and Pilling Testing

On-demand (stream event when it suits you)
Paul Montalto

Has the heel of your foot ever poked a hole in your favorite pair of socks? Did bustling foot traffic ruin the look of your laminated entryway? Does your 2-year-old living room furniture look tired and beat?

These are examples where designers and manufactures could have used abrasion and pilling testing to improve their products and increase customer satisfaction by gaining an understanding of the wear process, determining the effects of variables, characterizing materials, and selecting materials for specific applications.

In this webinar, we’ll be talking about how and why Martindale instruments are used in abrasion and pilling testing. We’ll look at the operation of a Martindale, learn about Lissajous figures and compare these abrasive patterns to reciprocating, linear rubbing action. And we’ll discuss a variety of applications and materials, along with associated testing methods.

Discussion Points:

  • What is abrasion and pilling testing and why are they important
  • How a Martindale’s Lissajous pattern differs from reciprocating, linear rubbing action
  • The relationship between abrasion and materials / applications
  • General overview of abrasion and pilling industry standards

Who should attend? 
Technical and Quality Designers, Engineers and Managers involved in:

  • Textiles – woven, non-woven and knit materials
    • Sportswear
    • Automotive interiors and seating
    • Protective gear (PPE, military, etc.)
    • Medical
    • Home (bedding, toweling, upholstery, and carpeting)
  • Materials testing
    • Apparel product development
    • Packaging (films, labels, printing, etc.)
    • Flooring (wood, laminate, etc.)
    • Leather

Also available on demand

James Heal


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