A new method for abrasion resistance measurement of thermoplastic olefins Conference Paper uri icon


  • In the field of tribology, scratch, mar and abrasion are often misconstrued as interchangeable terms. Using the current state of the art as a basis, a new testing methodology has been devised that allows abrasion resistance to be evaluated and defined in a unique way. Model thermoplastic olefins with "good" and "poor" surface damage resistance were tested for abrasion resistance using an adaptation of a standardized scratch testing methodology. It will be shown that changes in gloss and surface roughness show a positive physical correlation. Novel software for automatic tribological analysis will also be introduced.

author list (cited authors)

  • Browning, R. L., Jiang, H., Song, Y., Sue, H. J., Ito, M., Fujiwara, M., & Gasbarro, A.

publication date

  • November 2009