Polymer Abrasion Resistance
 

Comparative Abrasion Resistance of Various Polymers

MaterialWeight Loss (mg)
thermoplastic urethane0.4-3.2
ionomer12
nylon 6/1016
nylon 1124
HDPE29
polytetrafluorethylene42
nitrile rubber44
nylon 6,658
LDPE70
rigid PVC122
natural rubber (tread formulation)146
SBR (premium tread formulation)177
SBR (tread formulation)181
plasticized PVC187
butyl rubber205
ABS275
neoprene (polychloroprene)280
polystyrene324
Taber abrasion, CS17 wheel, 1000 gm weight, 5000 revolutions
Ref: Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Litton Educational Publishing, 1979