To "scuff" means to "wear something out" or "chafe something". In engineering, "scuff resistance" is also known as "abrasion resistance" or "resistance to rough handling". If you search the term "antiscuff" on the Internet, you'll find pages of so-called "anti-scuff sheets" which are used in the popular English sport of cricket. The bats are coated with foils which makes them more resistant to heavy-duty use during matches. However, scuffing is also a familiar problem in the world of paints and coatings. It is encountered daily in public buildings or at home ( Figure 1 and Figure 2 ). This ...
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