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Value



Style:
New Soho
Strength:
100,000 Double Rub
Wyzenbeek
50,000 Double Rub Wyzenbeek


Very Durable
Recommended
Olympus Vinyl
Style:
Strength:
1,800,000 Double Rub
#8 cotton duck


Durable


Pheonix
Style:
Strength:
100,000 Double Rub
Wire screen
50,000 double rubs
Wire Screen
100,000 Double Rub
Wire screen
30,000 Double Rub
Wire screen
100,000
Wire screen

Helpful Guidelines to Fabric Strength

As you can imagine, some fibers are stronger and coarser than others. In order to standardize and understand the “strength” of the fabric the industry uses two types of abrasion tests. The test result implicates how the fabric will stand up against wear and tear over time.

The first test is called Wyzenbeek (ASTM D4157-02) and this is the preferred method in United States. A piece of cotton duck fabric or wire mesh is rubbed in a straight back and forth motion on a piece of fabric until there is noticeable wear or perhaps thread break. One pair of back and forth motion is called a “double rub,” and the number of “double rubs” performed until the threshold of the fabric break is then recorded.

The second test is called Martindale (ASTM D4966-98) and it is the preferred method in Europe. The abradant in this test is wool or wire screen, and the fabric is cut in a round shape. Instead of a straight back and forth, this method uses a figure 8 rubbing motion and one whole figure 8 is one cycle.

The Association for Contract Textiles performance guidelines:

Wyzenbeek

For General Contract

15,000

For Heavy Duty Contract

30,000

Other guidelines suggest:

Wyzenbeek

Light use

6,000 to 9,000

Medium use

9,000 to 15,000

Heavy use

15,000 to 30,000

Maximum use

More than 30,000

The abrasion tests are not absolute and the method may vary by manufacturer. It is still a great reference point, and can be used as a guide in narrowing down your choice of fabric.