Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester

Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester

Manufactured by Testex

Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester is available with between 4 and 9 test stations. It is used to test the abrasion and pilling resistance of all types of fabric. The original Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester was designed by Dr Martindale in the 1940’s.

Martindale Abrasion Test

Is the measure of the wear to the surface of the textile while rubbing it with another material. This is an important test to determine durability of the product. The Martindale abrasion test takes a sample of the textile and rubs it against an abrasive material in a shape of a lissajous pattern.

Martindale Piling Test

Pilling is when small balls of fibres become entangled on the surface of the fabric. Pilling is unattractive in most products and the Martindale gives a way to test for this. The Martindale pilling test rubs the fabric sample over the same fabric or an abundant fabric at defined and closely controlled force in a shape of a lissajous pattern.

Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester

The Martindale is touch screen operated is a unique design which allows removal of individual sample holders without lifting the top motion plate. Each test station has a counter, park function & timer. Test weights for 9 kPa & 12 kPa as well as standard sample holders are included with this tester. There are options for 4, 6 or 9 test stations. PLC controlled with large touch screen user interface making this a easy to use tester with the minimum of user training.

Martindale Abrasion Test Features

  • Maximum stroke 60.5+/-0.5mm
  • Weight of holder and spindle 200+/-1g
  • Weight (2.5+/-0.5kg, for both abrasion and pilling test)
  • Pilling tester holders (Dia. 38 mm)
  • Test weights (395+/-7g)
  • Test weights (595+/-7g)

Martindale Pilling Test Features

  • Maximum stroke 24+/-0.5mm
  • Weight of holder and spindle 155+/-1g
  • Linear adaptor. To convert to straight-line motion.
  • Sample Retaining Rings for pilling test
  • Pilling test holders (Dia. 90mm)
  • Test weights (260+/-1g)
  • Auxiliary device for specimen mounting.
  • Drawing pen
  • Set of abradant fabric, wool felt, backing foam for each work station.

Optional accessories for the Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester

  • Sample Cutter. (Dia. 38mm) with cutting mat.
  • Abrasive Fabric & Backing Felt Cutter. (Dia. 140mm) with cutting mat.
  • Standard Wool Abrasive Fabric SM25. 1.6M wide x 5M length – For abrasion test and pilling test (when automatic)
  • Standard Backing Foam. Width 1.5M, Length 0.5M.
  • Standard Backing Wool Felt Piece (woven) 1m x 1.5m.
  • EMPA Photographic Standards for Pilling Test (3 x 4 knitted)
  • EMPA Photographic Standards for Pilling Test (3 x 4 woven)
  • SM 50 Photographs for Pilling Test IWS + ASTM.

Our Martindale Tester conforms to the following standards.

If testing to a specific standard not listed contact us and we can customise the tester to ensure compliance with the standard you require.

ISO Standards

  • ISO 12945-2
  • ISO 12947-1
  • ISO 12947-2
  • ISO 12947-3
  • ISO 12947-4
  • ISO 20344

ASTM Standards

  • ASTM 4966
  • ASTM 4970

BS Standards

  • BS 388
  • BS 530

GB Standards

  • GB/T 4802.2
  • GB/T 21196-1
  • GB/T 21196-2

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