Standard Historical Last Updated: Jan 20, 2023
ASTM D4704-13(2017)

Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength, Tongue Tear of Leather

Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength, Tongue Tear of Leather
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Significance and Use

4.1 Knowledge of the strength of the sample can be a determining factor for the end use of the product.


1.1 This test method is intended for determining the tearing strength of leather by measuring the force required to tear a specimen cut perpendicular to the surface. 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D31.07
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D4704-13R17
ICS Code: 59.140.30