high precision snagging mace

Development of the Mace Snag Tester according to VDA 230-220

In the field of testing of textiles imat-uve has many years of experience and expertise. Scratch and abrasion tests, lightfastness testing and aging can provide information on the operational capability of textiles. Research on innovative topics is done regularly. imat-uve works especially on the optimization of textiles for car seat covers, for example, regarding the soiling behavior or the seat climate comfort. This results also in innovative solutions for test methods and equipment, such as Mace Snag or Martindale.


New VDA norm for the Mace Snag Tester „VDA 230-220"

imat-uve has elaborated a customized textile standard for the Mace Snag Tester with the VDA Working Group for fabrics. The snagging method used for checking the thread pullers inclination of textiles. Thread pullers are besides chafing undesirable signs of wearing on automotive seat covers, they are particularly affected when entering and exiting. The Mace Snag method is already used by many OEM, however, to date there was no standardized test method. Therefore an optimized method of analysis has been prepared and the standard parameters of the test instrument were adjusted for automotive upholstery. This means that all manufacturers and suppliers in the future can adjust real damage patterns on Mace Snag Tester with an unified specification.

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Mace Snag spares and starter packs from a single source

For the test apparatus Mace Snag produced by James Heal imat-uve has specifically redesigned the thorns of the mace for automobile upholstery according to VDA standard. They impress with great precision and quality. imat-uve cares for the VDA-standard production and distribution of thorns, ball and chain. In addition to the items, you can get the specified photo standard for the evaluation of the samples and a quality set for self control after replacing parts.

We offer (individually or as a starter set):

Thorns // Mace ball // Chain

Photo Standard // Quality set

Video ProMace by James Heal



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