Significance and Use
Determination of the hydro-thermal area stability of wet blue provides information concerning the efficacy of the tanning process as well as the adequacy of the wet blue for intended end use applications where area stability is a particular requirement. Relative area stability of chrome-tanned leather is a requirement for many applications such as bookbinding, shoe and boot components, upholstery, seals and gaskets, etc.
This test method is suitable for use in development work and process control in the tannery and for specification testing of wet blue for domestic and international commercial purposes.
1.1 This test method provides a standard procedure for determination of the dimensional stability or area shrinkage of a specimen of wet blue that is submersed in boiling water for a specified time period. This test method is applicable to all types of wet blue.
1.2 The values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
D6659 Practice for Sampling and Preparation of Wet Blue for Physical and Chemical Tests
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
area change; area stability; boil test; shrinkage; wet blue;
ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)
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