ASTM D7255 Abrasion Resistance

ASTM D7255 Abrasion Resistance for Leather (Rotary Platform, Abraser Method)

The ASTM D7255 test method is a standard of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) that measures a leather’s ability to withstand abrasion using the rotary platform abrader method. Abrasion resistance testing is one of several components used when assessing the potential durability as experienced in an actual end-use application.

The scope of testing involves mounting a test specimen flatly on a turntable-style platform. Weighted abrader wheels are lowered so that they touch the surface of the specimen. The turntable and specimen are set to spin at a fixed speed, forcing the abrader wheels to roll over the surface of the specimen. After a set number of revolutions or cycles, the specimen is checked and rated for visual wear through the surface caused by the friction of the abrader wheels.

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