ASTM D2207 – 00(2015) : Standard Test Method for Bursting Strength of Leather by the Ball Method
Reference: ASTM D2209 Test Method for Tensile Strength of Leather
This test method is designed to measure the bursting strength of leather by measuring the force required to force a spherical ended plunger through a piece of leather.
The bursting load and extension will be generally proportional to the diameter of the plunger.
This test method is suitable for development, control and service evaluation of the leather.
There is good correlation between bursting strength and tensile strength. This test method may not apply when the conditions of the test employed differ widely from those specified in the test method.
This test method covers the determination of the bursting strength of leather by the ball method.
It may be used to test a large variety of leathers and leather products.
It is particularly applicable to light- and medium-weight leathers, such as shoe uppers and garments.
This test method does not apply to wet blue.