The leather industry covers the main industries such as tanning, shoe making, leather garments, leather parts, fur and its products, as well as the supporting industries such as leather chemistry, leather hardware, leather machinery and accessories. According to the international standards ISO, US AATCC, ASTM, CPSC, British BS, German DIN, Japanese JIS, International Wool Secretariat (IWS), Chinese GB and other relevant standards, leather products are tested for various performance.
Scope of tests
Leather garments, furs, etc.
Determination of fastness to folding of coatings | determination of sensory requirements | determination of leather garments washing and dyeing specification | determination of formaldehyde content | determination of tearing force and tearing strength | determination of tensile strength and elongation | determination of disintegration height (bursting strength) | determination of dichloromethane (carbon tetrachloride) extract testing | determination of total and aqueous ash content | determination of dry state peel strength | measurement of shrinkage temperature | determination of color fastness to friction | determination of shrinkage temperature | determination of pH value | determination of odor | determination of volatile compounds
Handbags and knapsacks
Load test (static, drop, swing test) | color fastness to friction | appearance quality test | accessories test | stitching strength test | zipper durability test | material identification
Footwear requires a high level of performance as users often wear them for a prolonged period. EMTEK has years of experience in footwear testing and analysis and is a state recognized authoritative third-party testing body. We can complete relevant test evaluation according standards including the international standard ISO, OEKO-TEX, US ASTM, CPSIA, SATRA, AAFA, British BS, German DIN, European EN, Chinese GB, QB, etc. We can also customize standard requirements as per clients’ request.
Abrasion resistance | peel strength | sensory quality | material identification | hook core flexural rigidity | outsole and outsole adhesion strength | hook core hardness | heel hardness | heel adhesion | leather shoes try on test | leather shoes folding performance | upper (shoelace) tensile strength
Testable shoe materials
Leather, textiles, plastic products, vulcanized rubber, thermoplastic rubber, dry paint products, dyes, heels, outsole materials, light color upper materials, fiberboard