Abrasion - The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction. A scraped or worn area. To scrape off. To Abrade
Abradant - An abrasive.
Abrasion resistance is the ability of a fiber or fabric to withstand surface wear due to rubbing against another surface. Accelerated procedures allow the laboratory technician to determine wear performance or durability of a material as experienced in its actual use. Abrasion can be through flexing, rubbing, snagging, frosting or pilling. In addition to textiles, hosiery, plastic film, rubber sheeting, leather, paper and other materials can be affected by abrasion.
Multipurpose instrument measures wear resistance of woven, knitted, napped, pile and coated fabrics, as well as hosiery, felt, yarn, thread, cordage, plastic film, rubber sheeting, leather, paper and more. Dry or dampened specimens can be tested.