ASTM D2208 - 00(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength of Leather by the Grab Method

    Active Standard ASTM D2208 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The measurement of the strength of leather is often necessary in order to determine its suitability for its intended application. This test method is recommended for use on light, soft leathers, narrow strap, welt, lace and round belt leathers as well as others that cannot be accurately tested by Test Method D2209.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the breaking strength of leather by the grab method. It is intended for use on light, soft leathers; boarded, sueded, or embossed leathers tested on a specimen in the form of a rectangle piece; narrow strap, welt, lace, and round belt leathers; or other leathers that cannot be accurately tested by Test Method D2209. This test method does not apply to wet blue.

    1.2 The test method is not recommended for breaking loads over 500 lbf (2200 N) because of slippage of the specimen in the jaws.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1517 Terminology Relating to Leather

    D1610 Practice for Conditioning Leather and Leather Products for Testing

    D1813 Test Method for Measuring Thickness of Leather Test Specimens

    D2209 Test Method for Tensile Strength of Leather

    D2211 Test Method for Elongation of Leather


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2208-00R10

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