ASTM D6012 - 03(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Resistance of Leather to (Bleeding) Color Stain Transfer

    Active Standard ASTM D6012 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Bleed resistance is considered to be an important characteristic in leather used to make lined and unlined items that may come in contact with water.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method2 covers the determination of whether leather bleeds (exudes coloring matter) when in intimate contact with wet surfaces, as indicated by staining produced on wet cloth in contact with the 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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 61.040 (Headgear. Clothing accessories. Fastening of clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6012

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