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The European Committee Standardization (CEN) had released the standard ‘EN ISO 12947–2:2016 Textiles — Determination of the Abrasion Resistance of Fabrics by the Martindale Method — Part 2: Determination of Specimen Breakdown (ISO 12947–2:2016).’

The standard establishes the method for determining the specimen breakdown (end-point of test) by inspection at fixed intervals of all textile fabrics, including nonwovens apart from fabrics where the person indicates the end performance as having a low abrasion wear life.

Listed below are the important dates:

  • Date of Ratification: November 21, 2016
  • Date of Availability: December 14, 2016
  • Date of Announcement: March 31, 2017
  • Date of Implementation: June 30, 2017



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