EN ISO 5981:2007

Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics - Determination of resistance to combined shear flexing and rubbing (ISO 5981:2007)

Publication date:   Jul 25, 2008

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 15, 2007


CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products

European Norm

59.080.40   Coated fabrics



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ISO 5981:2007 specifies two methods of evaluating the resistance to combined shear flexing and rubbing of rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics. Rubbing is either forced by application of a pressure foot (method A), or is caused by simple contact between the faces of the test pieces (method B).
Method B (without application of the pressure foot) is preferred in all cases where the foot would damage the test piece through an abrasive effect where this is not required, e.g. materials with sticky surfaces, light coatings such as polyurethanes on rough surfaces.
The test may be carried out on products as delivered or after pre-treatments such as wetting or accelerated ageing.
NOTE The results obtained using method A and method B cannot be compared as there is no correlation between the two methods.

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EN ISO 5981:1997


EN ISO 5981:2007
60.60 Standard published
Oct 15, 2007