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Significance and Use
3.1 This test method is intended to estimate the water resistance of shoe upper leather. The flex imparted to the leather is a magnification of the flex given the vamp of the shoe in actual wear.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the dynamic water resistance of shoe upper leather by means of the Dow Corning Tester. It has been revised to show the state of the art in the equipment used in testing. It is applicable to all types of shoe upper leather. This test method does not apply to wet blue.
1.2 Initial water penetration and water absorption can be measured.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1610 Practice for Conditioning Leather and Leather Products for Testing
D2099 Test Method for Dynamic Water Resistance of Shoe Upper Leather by the Maeser Water Penetration Tester
ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)
UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)
ASTM D2098-13, Standard Test Method for Dynamic Water Resistance of Shoe Upper Leather by the Dow Corning Leather Tester, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top