Work Item
ASTM WK74216

New Test Method for Fluid Resistance and Cleanability of Leather

1. Scope

The development and evaluation of standard test methods, specification, classifications, definitions, and practices for leather.
The area of interest of the Committee also includes the assessment of materials used to produce leather and of the ability of the resultant leather to meet end-use performance requirements.
The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interests.


fluid resistance; cleanability; leather; soiling


This test method determines the effect of various consumer type of soiling agents on leather finishes, such as discoloration, change in gloss, blistering, softening, swelling, loss of adhesion. The primary aim of this method is to assess the degree of resistance and cleanability of leather surfaces after it has been in contact with potential staining agents.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D31.05

Committee: D31

Staff Manager: David Lee

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-23-2020

Technical Contact: Kadir Donmez

Item: 001

Ballot: D31.05 (20-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution