To test the abrasion resistance of a zipper, a standard abrasion test is typically performed. This involves subjecting the zipper to a specific number of cycles of rubbing against a rough surface, such as sandpaper or a wire mesh. The number of cycles and the pressure applied can vary depending on the standard being used for the test.
After the specified number of cycles, the zipper is examined for any signs of wear or damage, such as broken teeth, fraying, or deformation. The results of the test can be used to determine the zipper's resistance to abrasion and its overall durability.
Abrasion resistance can also be tested by subjecting the zipper to wear and tear in real-life conditions, such as by repeatedly opening and closing the zipper on a garment or bag. This type of testing can provide more realistic data on how a zipper will perform in everyday use.
To test the abrasion resistance of a zipper, a common test method is to use a zipper abrasion tester. The tester typically consists of a test piece holder, a rubbing head, and a weight system.
The test involves attaching the zipper to the test piece holder and closing it. Then, the rubbing head, which is usually covered with a specific type of fabric, is placed on the zipper and subjected to a specified amount of rubbing cycles under a certain load. After the test, the zipper is inspected for any damage or deformation.
The test can be repeated with different loads and rubbing speeds to evaluate the zipper's abrasion resistance under different conditions. The results of the test can help manufacturers determine the durability of the zipper and make improvements to its design or materials if necessary.