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.