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What is "Martindale Test" - Definition & Explanation

Fabric is mounted flat and rubbed in a figure eight-like motion using a piece of worsted wool cloth as the abradant. The number of cycles endured before the fabric shows an objectionable change in appearance is counted and determines the fabric's abrasion rating.

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This is an important aspect of a fabric, the ability to take in moisture content which also effects other characteristics as stain removal, shrinkage, skin comfort, static build up, and water...

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