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ASTM Leather Committee approves finish stability test standard.
Press Release Summary:
Dec 16, 2014 - ASTM D7912, Test Method for Resistance of Finish to Heat Aging (Finish Stability),Â details test for predicting long-term performance ofÂ leather article. Applicable to leather articles ranging from gloves and footwear to upholstery used in automobiles and aircraft, test will indicate presence of cracks, parting of finish from leather, and tackiness afterÂ specimen has been tested inÂ circulating air oven. Users will include leather producers, end use manufacturers, and testing laboratories.
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ASTM Leather Committee Approves Finish Stability Testing Standard
Press release date: Jul 24, 2014
ASTM D7912, Test Method for Resistance of Finish to Heat Aging (Finish Stability), will provide a test for predicting the long-term performance of a leather article. The test will indicate the presence of cracks, parting of the finish from the leather and tackiness after a specimen has been tested in a circulating air oven.
“It is critical that leather and leather products maintain their useful properties even after prolonged exposure to heat,” says ASTM member Kadir Donmez, senior research associate, University of Cincinnati Leather Research Laboratory.
Donmez notes that ASTM D7912 can be applied to a wide variety of leather articles, from gloves and footwear to upholstery leather used in automobiles and aircraft. The new standard will be used by leather producers, end use manufacturers and testing laboratories.
ASTM D7912 is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D31.05 on Upholstery, part of ASTM International Committee D31 on Leather. All interested parties are invited to participate in the standards developing activities of D31.
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