Our Testing Standards

To support our customers and to prove our commitment to strict environmental regulation, we routinely test our products innon-affiliated laboratories.

All our leather products are free of Lead, AZO’s, PCP, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Chromium VI, Cadmium and other hazardous chemicals.

Our products are fully compliant with:

• German Goods Ordinance

R.E.A.C.H. (European union)

• R.O.H.S. (United Kingdom)

• CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act)

ASL Leather Testing - Physical Standards

S.No Performance Test Specification/Unit Tolerance Test Method
1 Tensile Strength
Parallel
Perpendicular
EN ISO 3376-2002
ASTM D-2209
EN ISO 3376-2002
ASTM D-2209
2 Elongation at Break
Parallel
Perpendicular
EN ISO 3376-2002
ASTM D-2211
EN ISO 3376-2002
ASTM D-2211
3 Stitch Tear Strength
Parallel
Perpendicular
DIN 53331
GB/T17928-1999
DIN 53331
GB/T17928-1999
4 Tear Strength
Parallel
Perpendicular
EN ISO 3377-1
ASTM D-4704
SATRA PM162
EN ISO 3377-1
ASTM D-4704-00
SATRA PM162
5 Grain Crack - Lastometer test
Distension (mm)
Load grain crack (N)
DIN 53325
SATRA PM24
DIN 53325
SATRA PM24
6 Grain Crack - Mullen burst Kg/ cm² ASTM 2210-2000
SATRA PM24
7 Color fastness to water
(spotting or staining)
Time (Mins) EN ISO 15700 - 1998
SATRA PM167
8 Color fastness to rubbing Grade ISO 105/ X12
8 Color fastness to rubbing Grade ISO 105/ X12
9 Color fastness to light Grade ISO 105-B02-1999 (for textile)
10 Color fastness to perspiration Grade ISO 11641-1993
11 Reagent Tests Surface Damage Suite Production Line
12 Chemical Stain Test Surface Damage Suite Production Line
13 Alcohol Test Surface Damage Suite Production Line
14 Solvent Test Surface Damage Suite Production Line
15 Taber Abrasion Resistance Rubs (Times) ASTM D-3884
16 Finish Adhesion - Tape Test Surface Damage EN ISO 11644
17 Finish Coating Thickness mm Labelling Standards
18 Bagginess - Shape retention Deformation Suite Production Line
19 Oil content % Oil ( CH2CL2)
21 Water Resistance Maeser Flex
22 Washability - Transfer
Washability - Transfer
Washability - Fading
DIN 53325
SATRA PM24
DIN 53325
SATRA PM24

Note:

Physical Test standards tolerance value will be set based on leather type & its functionality usage on finish product

ASL Leather Testing - Chemical Standards

S.No Parameter Limit (Europe & USA) Test Method(Europe & USA) Regulation (Europe & USA)
1 Heavy Metals
Arsenic, Antimony, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead
Lead:
90 ppm for coating & 100ppm for substract
REACH US CPSIA/CA65
2 Azo Dyes(aromatic amines) 30 ppm Solvent extraction, GC-MS analysis REACH
3 Chrome VI 3 ppm ISO 17075 REACH
4 Formaldehyde 120 ppm ISO 14184-1 OR ISO 17226 Member States' law/US CHCC
5 Short chain chlorinated paraffins Not used Solvent extraction, GC-MS/LC-MS analysis POP
6 TeCP/PCP - COC(Short Chain Chlorinated Phenols) 1000 ppm Solvent extraction, GC-MS analysis REACH
7 DMF-Dimethyl Fumarate 0.1 ppm Solvent extraction, GC-MS analysis REACH
8 NMP-N-methyl Pyrrilodine - Solvent extraction, GC-MS analysis US CHCC
9 Phthalates Sum (DEHP, DBP, BBP): 1000 ppm Sum (DIDP, DINP, DNOP): 1000 ppm Solvent extraction, GC-MS analysis REACH/US CPSIA/CA65/CHCC
10 VOC's - ISO 14184-1 OR ISO 17226 REACH/Germany ChemVerbotsV
11 Allergenic Disperse & Carcinogenic dyes Not used DIN 54231 Germany LFGB
12 PBB's PBDE's Not used Solvent extraction, GC-MS/LC-MS analysis REACH
13 PFOS/PFOA 0.1 μg/m2 Solvent extraction, GC-MS/LC-MS analysis REACH

Note:

Chemical Test standards will be updated to comply with recent legislation standards to meet global/region specific regulations