Taber Abrasion ASTM D1044 (Haze), ASTM D4060 (Weight Loss)
Taber abrasion is a test to determine a plastic's resistance to abrasion. Resistance to abrasion is defined as the ability of a material to withstand mechanical action such as rubbing, scraping, or erosion. Abrasion can be difficult to compare but haze variation or weight loss are often evaluated.
The haze or original weight of test specimen is measured. The test specimen is then placed on the abrasion tester. A 250, 500, or 1000-gram load is placed on top of the abrader wheel and allowed to spin for a specified number of revolutions. Different abrading wheels are specified. A haze measurement or final weight is taken. The load and wheel can be adjusted for softer and harder materials.
4-inch diameter disk or 4 sq. inch plate
A ¼ inch diameter hole in center is required.
Results are expressed by changes in % haze or in weight loss in mg/# of cycles.
**Please note that this test description is intentionally generic in nature and aimed at providing a descriptive summary to enhance test understanding. Standards can be obtained from appropriate standard authorities.
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