ASTM D2346 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Leather

    Active Standard ASTM D2346 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is designed to determine the apparent density of specimens from their area and thickness. By measuring apparent density, the degree of loading or of compression of leather can be evaluated. The test method is unsuitable for very soft leathers such as chamois whose thickness cannot be accurately measured by the test method cited.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the apparent density of specimens of leather. This test method does not apply to wet blue.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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

    D1610 Practice for Conditioning Leather and Leather Products for Testing

    D1813 Test Method for Measuring Thickness of Leather Test Specimens

    D2347 Test Method for Measuring Area of Leather Test Specimens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2346-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D2346-13, Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Leather, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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