This part of the standard specifies requirements for the Martindale testing apparatus and auxiliary materials for use in the test methods specified in parts 2 to 4 of ISO 12947 for determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics. The Martindale abrasion tester subjects a circular specimen to a defined load and rubs it against an abrasive medium (i.e. standard fabric) in a translational movement tracing a Lissajous figure. The specimen holder, containing either specimen or abrasive medium depending on which method (ISO 12947, Parts 2, 3 og 4) is being used, is additionally freely rotatable around its own axis perpendicular to the horizontal plane. The specimen is subjected to abrasive wear for a predetermined number of rubs.