IS 5914 : Part 3 : Sec 1 : 2017/ISO 26082-1 : 2012 Methods of Physical Testing of Leather Part 3 Determination of Soiling Section 1 Rubbing (Martindale) Method

ICS 59.140.30

CHD 17


This Indian Standard (Part 3/Sec 1) which is identical with ISO 26082-1 : 2012 ‘Leather - Physical and mechanical test methods for the determination of soiling — Part 1: Rubbing (Martindale) method issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was adopted by the Bureau of Indian Standards on the recommendation of the Leather, Tanning Material and Allied Products Sectional Committee and approval of the Chemical Division Council.

The Indian Standard IS 5914: 1970 Methods of physical testing of leather prescribes the methods for carrying out physical tests for all types of leathers. The Committee responsible for formulating this standard has decided to harmonize the methods of test prescribed in IS 5914 with those prescribed in ISO/IULTCS standards. Accordingly, the committee decided to retain IS 5914 and publish the harmonized/adopted test methods published by ISO/IULTCS in various parts of IS 5914 as this standard is widely recognized by the Indian Leather Industry.

The committee further decided to publish the adopted/harmonized standards in the following manner:

a) Wherever an existing test method is being replaced by the corresponding ISO/IULTCS test method, the relevant part will be published as revision with the information in the national foreword about the method of IS 5914 being superseded.

b) When a new test method is being incorporated in IS 5914, the same will be published as a new standard and as subsequent part of IS 5914.

The text of ISO Standard has been approved as suitable for publication as an Indian Standard without deviations. Certain conventions are, however, not identical to those used in Indian Standards. Attention is particularly drawn to the following:

a) Wherever the words ‘International Standard’ appear referring to this standard, they should be read as ‘Indian Standard’.

b) Comma (,) has been used as a decimal marker, while in Indian Standards, the current practice is to use a point (.) as the decimal marker.