Determination of abrasive strength of fabrics through mass loss at various washing intervals
Fabrics undergo many wear and tear conditions through their lifetime. Abrasion occurs with the rubbing of fibers to another surface during their manufacturing process, usage, and laundering procedure. It is necessary to evaluate upholstery fabrics for their abrasive strength before presenting it to the customers for their satisfaction. Abrasion causes mechanical deterioration of fibers and yarns in a fabric. This study was aimed at determining the abrasive strength of collected upholstery fabric from local markets after various number of washing intervals through Martindale abrasion tester. The results depicted that fabric made with polyester and cotton having a blend ration of (87% and 13%) manufactured by following plain interlacing pattern was better able to resist rubbing action as compared to other samples.