What is the Martindale Rub Test?

The Martindale Rub Test measures the durability of a fabric and is internationally recognised.

It records the amount of times discs covered by sandpaper or wool can oscillate across the fabric before it starts to show distress.

What do the results mean?

The results of the rub test indicate how much wear and tear a fabric will take before there is a noticeable change in appearance. The higher the score, the more durable the fabric is.


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