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ASTM D6015-21

Standard Test Method for Static Water Absorption of Leather

Standard Test Method for Static Water Absorption of Leather D6015-21 ASTM|D6015-21|en-US Standard Test Method for Static Water Absorption of Leather Standard new BOS Vol. 15.04 Committee D31
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Significance and Use

5.1 This test method is used to determine compliance with specifications for water absorption of upper leather. The significance of the test method is limited by the static conditions employed, and the results do not reflect the water absorption under dynamic conditions of flexing.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the amount of water absorbed by leather at 23 °C ± 2 °C by immersion under static conditions. It may be used on all types of leather. This test method does not apply to wet blue or wet white.

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: D31.03
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D6015-21
ICS Code: 59.140.30