ASTM D2821-00

    Standard Test Method for Measuring the Relative Stiffness of Leather by Means of a Torsional Wire Apparatus


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the use of a torsional apparatus for measuring the relative stiffness of gloving leathers. This test method does not apply to wet blue.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values shown in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and 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

    D1053 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyStiffening at Low Temperatures: Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D1610 Practice for Conditioning Leather and Leather Products for Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2821-00

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2821-00, Standard Test Method for Measuring the Relative Stiffness of Leather by Means of a Torsional Wire Apparatus, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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