LEATHER RESEARCH LABORATORY

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VESLIC rubbing abrasion (ISO 11640 / IUF 450)

The Veslic rubbing test method (ISO 11640 and IUF 450) determines whether leather can stand up to being rubbed by clothing during use. The machine clamps strips of leather onto its horizontal metal platform under tension, and then subjects them to linear rubbing with a piece of standard wool felt pad.

The test is performed with the felt rubbing pad under three conditions to mimic all possible conditions of normal use:

• Dry
• Wet
• Wetted with artificial perspiration solution.

After testing, the degree of color transfer to the felt pad is assessed, and the amount of damage to the leather specimen is graded.