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Upholstery Standards -- Subject of Reactivated ASTM International Leather Subcommittee

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ASTM International Committee D31 on Leather has decided to reactivate Subcommittee D31.05 on Upholstery. During a period of inactivity for several years, the subcommittee was combined with Subcommittee D31.04 on Apparel. However, the last two years have seen an increase in the level of participation from people involved in upholstery leather manufacturing, so the subcommittees have again been separated.

Subcommittee D31.05 has one new proposed standard in the works, WK6072, Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Leather (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method). The proposed standard covers a type of rating abrasion test often used for automobile leather. Interested parties are invited to participate in the development of WK6072, as well as in other standards activities of Subcommittee D31.05.

For further technical information, contact Denise Fishell, Eagle Ottawa LLC, Grand Haven, Mich. (phone: 616/844-9845; Committee D31 will meet Oct. 12-13, in Grand Haven, Mich. For membership or meeting details, contact Nancy Morrissey, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9736;

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