Leather & Footwear Testing Services

Our Leather testing facility is a one stop solution provider for the Leather Tanneries, Gloves, Footwear and Uphosltery Industry .

Leather Testing

  • Ball burst Test (Bursting / Grain Crack)
  • Measurement of Thickness
  • Flex Resistance (Leather / Whole Shoe / Outsole)
  • Finish Heat Resistance Test
  • Cold Crack of Leather
  • Tensile Strength / %age of Elongation
  • Tear Load (Single Edge / Double Edge)
  • Stitch Tear Strength
  • Determination of Shrinkage Temprature
  • Taber Abrasion Tests
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Water Vapor Permeability
  • Water Vapor Absorption
  • Stitch Water Absorption Test
  • Water Repellency Test (Spray Test)
  • Determination of Moisture of Leather
  • Color Fastness to Machine Washing
  • Color Fastness to Mild Washing
  • Color Fastness to Water
  • Color Fastness to Perspiration
  • Color Fastness to Water Spotting
  • Color Fastness to Dry Cleaning
  • Color Fastness to PVC Migration
  • Color Fastness to Crocking
  • Color Fastness to Saliva & Perspiration
  • Color Fastness to Rubbing (Dry, Wet & Perspiration)
  • Color Fastness to Light - Xenon Lamp
  • Shoe Testing

  • Electric resistance
  • Whole shoe flexing
  • Shoe bending angle test
  • Internal toe cap length
  • Impact resistance of toe cap
  • Corrosion resistance of toe cap
  • Leak proffness – Trough test
  • Specific ergonomic features
  • Penetration resistance of the sole – Nail test
  • Shoe strap attachment strength
  • Bonding strength of upper / outsole
  • Tear Strength
    • Single edge
    • Double edge
  • Tensile Strength
  • Vamp flex test
  • Bally flex test
  • Water vapor permeability
  • Water vapor absorption
  • Seam Strength
  • Thickness
  • Stitch tear strength
  • Height of upper
  • Abrasion resistance – Martindale
  • Abrasion resistance – Taber
  • Bursting strength – Ball burst
  • Ash content
  • Free Fatty Acid & Fat contents
  • Shrinkage temperature
  • Oil repellency
  • pH
  • Chromium VI
  • Dye fastness
  • Complete chemical analysis
  • Thickness
  • Abrasion resistance – Martindale
  • pH
  • Chromium VI
  • Dye fastness
  • Color Fastness to Crocking
  • Thickness
  • Determination of cleated area
  • Abrasion resistance – DIN abrasion
  • Tear strength
  • Flexing resistance
  • Sole rigidity – Flex angle
  • Resistance to hot contact
  • Resistance to hydrolysis
  • Resistance to oil fuel / chemicals
  • Durometer Hardness
  • Apparent density
  • Specific gravity
  • Determination of sole material shrinkage or hardened
  • Breaking strength of laces
  • Attachment strength of components
  • Tearing strength of eyelet, loop, fasteners etc.
  • Button / snap attachment strength
  • Zipper testing
  • Corrosion & tarnishing of metal components
  • Gloves Testing

    Protective Gloves – Protection from Chemicals EN 374-3

    Code letter Chemical Cas number Category
    A Methanol 67-56-1 Primary alcohol
    B Acetone 67-64-1 Ketone
    C Acetonitrile 75-05-8 Nitrile compound
    D Dichloromethane 75-09-2 Chlorinated paraffin
    E Carbon disulfide 75-15-0 Sulphur containing organic compound
    F Toluen 108-88-3 Aromatic hydrocarbon
    G Diethylamine 109-89-7 Amine
    H Tetrahydrofuran 109-99-9 Heterocyclic and ethereal compound
    I Ethyl acetate 141-78-6 Ester
    J n-Heptan 142-85-5 Saturated hydrocarbon

    Chemical group Natural rubber Nitrile Neoprene PVC PVA Butyl
    Solvents x x - - -
    Ketones x - x - x x
    Acids x x x x
    Hydrocarbons - x x - -
    Oils - x x x x
    Greases - x x x x
    Organic solvents - x x - -

    Measured breakthrough time Performance Level Measured breakthrough time Performance Level
    > 10 minutes Level 1 > 30 minutes Level 2
    > 60 minutes Level 3 > 120 minutes Level 4
    > 240 minutes Level 5 > 480 minutes Level 6

    Protective Gloves – against mechanical risk EN 388

    Test description Method
    Abrasion resistance ISO 12947
    Blade cut resistance EN 388
    Tear resistance EN 388
    Puncture resistance EN 388

    Protective Gloves - EN 420

    Test description Method
    Glove design & construction EN 420
    Resistance of glove material to water penetration Leather – EN 344
    Textiles – EN 20811
    Innocuousness Physical material, degradation products, substances, seams, edges – not affect the user health & hygiene EN 420
    pH value Leather – EN ISO 4045
    Other material EN 1413
    Chromium VI CEN/TS 14495
    Determination of extractable protein content EN 455-3
    Cleaning EN 420
    Electrostatic properties EN 1149-1, 2 & 3
    Sizing EN 420
    Dexterity EN 420
    Water vapour transmission IUP 15 / ISO 14268
    Water vapour absorption IUP 15 / ISO 17229

    Protective Gloves for fire fighters EN 659

    Test description Method
    Sizes EN 420
    Abrasion resistance EN 388
    Blade cut resistance EN 388
    Tear resistance EN 388
    Puncture resistance EN 388
    Burning behavior EN 407:2004 (modified form of ISO 6941)
    Convective heat resistance EN 367:1992
    Radiant heat resistance EN ISO 6942:2002 Method B at 40kW/㎡
    Contact heat resistance EN702:1994 Contact temp =250℃
    (a) Tested after wet conditioning
    (according to ISO 15383: 2001*)
    (b) Tested after dry conditioning
    Heat resistance of the lining material ISO 17493:2000* at 180℃
    Heat shrinkage ISO 17493:2000* at 180℃
    Dexterity EN 420:2003
    Seam breaking strength EN ISO 13935-2:1999
    Time for removal of gloves EN 659:2003
    Water penetration EN 20811:1992 (1996)
    Resistance to liquid chemical penetration EN ISO 6530:2005
    1. 30%H2SO4
    2. 40%NaOH
    3. 36%HCI
    4. o-xylene
    Determination of pH value ISO 4045 ISO 3071
    Determination of chromium(VI) content ISO 17075
    Water vapor transmission ISO 14268

    Protective Gloves for welders EN 12477

    Sr. No Test description Method
    01 General requirement EN 420
    02 Glove measurement and dimensions EN 12477 part 3.2
    EN 420 part 6.1
    03 Requirements for gloves intended
    for arc welding (optional)
    EN 12477 part 3.4
    04 Pretreatment: Washing and drying EN ISO 15797 (industrial)
    or
    EN ISO 6330 (domestic)
    05 Dexterity EN 420 part 6.2
    06 Abrasion resistance EN 388
    07 Blade cut resistance EN 388
    08 Tear resistance EN 388
    09 Puncture resistance EN 388
    10 Burning behavior EN 407:2004 (modified form of ISO 6941)
    11 Convective heat resistance EN 367:1992
    12 Contact heat resistance EN702:1994
    13 Small molten splash resistance EN 348
    14 Electrical vertical resistance (optional) EN 1149-2

    Tti Capabilities - Protective Gloves Protective gloves for motorcycle riders prEN 13594:2014

    Clause Test description Method Tti Capabilities
    4.1 Innocuousness EN 420
    4.2 Hard inclusions EN 13594 § 6.3
    4.3 Ergonomic requirements EN 13594, Annex B
    4.4 Sizing and length EN 420
    4.5 Restraint EN 13594
    4.6 Tear strength EN 388
    4.7 Strength of seams EN 13594, Annex B
    4.8 Cut resistance EN 388
    4.9 Abrasion resistance - impact EN 13595-2 x
    4.10 Impact protection of knuckles EN 13594 EN 1621-1