The Martindale test apparatus is used for various textile surface tests such as abrasion resistance, Velcro test and pilling tendency. The test procedure and the comparability of the results are important. So imat improved the the closing mechanism to a more secure and precise procedure where the specimen is not influenced by torsion. The pressure in the sampe holder is now applied more accurately to hold the specimen in the same way in each test. The high precision abrasion sample holder is compatible to all Martindale testers in the market. In combination with the imat high precision mounting device the sample holder makes a precise test execution much easier and also creates reproducible test results.