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Taber Abrasion Resistance - ASTM D1044

A measure of the abrasion resistance of plastic materials.

Test specimens disks are spun on a turntable and are abraded by a pair of abrading wheels for a specified number of cycles under a specified load. The test method specifies that the change in haze of the test specimen be determined as a measure of abrasion resistance. It is more common, however, to see abrasion resistance reported as the change in mass of the test specimen or change in mass per number of cycles. Mass change is due to material loss from abrasion.