Abrasion resistance

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The ability of a material, such as a fabric or a coating, to maintain its original surface when subjected to abrasion, scraping, or wear. The property is generally measured in terms of material loss as a weight percent of the original. Several experimental factors, such as temperature, abrasive material, abrasive force, and length of time, affect the ability of a material to resist being worn away.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Abriebfestigkeit (Deut.); résistance à l'abrasion (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • Matte Paint: Its history and technology, analysis, properties and conservation treatment, Eric Hansen, Sue Walston, Mitchell Bishop (ed.), J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, Vol. 30 of AATA, 1993
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985