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Tapered Cylinder Particles

This is part of a guide to the identification of particles seen in samples of free particles. This file includes particles that have the shape roughly of a tapered cylinder. They tend to be formed by a plastic or elastomeric material rubbing against another material.

Black Tapered Cylinder

The most common particle in this group is tire wear though some shoe wear and track wear particles are in this group.

Pink Tapered Cylinders with Calcite

The most common particle in this group is pink pearl erasure material. This is often found in school classroom samples.

Other Tapered Cylinders

The most common particles in this group are shoe wear or floor wear.