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Fabric term, Wyzenbeek?

Many years ago, I had a customer call to confirm her fabric cutting for approval. All was well with the cutting, but she had a question. “I love the fabric, I’m ready to approve it, but I have a question, what does it mean when it says 15,000 Wyzenbeek?” I just knew that it had to be rubs, or the durability count. Honestly, I just had to find out for sure before I gave her the straight scoop. Sure enough, Wyzenbeek is the machine used to rub the material until it erodes.  It’s called the Wyzenbeek (Why-zen-beck) test. So now you know!

Many upholstery fabrics have an average count of 15,000 to 20,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs. So when choosing a fabric, look at the label or ask about the Wyzenbeek count. The higher the number, the more durable the fabric.


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