Abrasive elements and abrasion resistance tests for car seat upholstery
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The weight of textile components in automobiles is expected to rise to 35 kg by 2020, and the average lifetime of a vehicle is about 12 years. Car seats are the most important part of the interior decoration, and polyester is the most widely used material in car seat covering. Abrasion resistance tests are used to quantify the duration of car seat upholstery in normal usage, and this is one of the most important requirements. Several testing methods, standards, and car producer specifications have been developed to define the abrasion resistance of specified materials, and pre-tests have been taken to identify parameters for this research. The objective of this study was to compare three abrasion tests with different abrasive elements using car seat upholstery structures. Comparison among abrasion testers and abrasive papers shows statistically significant differences. The relationship between weight loss and abrasion cycles can be modelled by regression equations
CitationJerkovic, I. [et al.]. Abrasive elements and abrasion resistance tests for car seat upholstery. "Journal of engineered fibers and fabrics", 04 Setembre 2013, vol. 8, núm. 3, p. 35-41.