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What is the Wyzenbeek test?

The Wyzenbeek test is an abrasion test that tests the fabric’s ability to withstand surface wear from rubbing. In this test, the fabric is pulled taut and rubbed in both the warp and filling directions, using a piece of cotton duck fabric as the abradant. The number of cycles, or “double rubs”, endured before the fabric shows “noticeable wear” is counted and determines the fabric’s abrasion rating.

15,000 = general contract upholstery
30,000 = heavy duty upholstery

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