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BS EN 15987:2015 pdf download

BS EN 15987:2015 pdf download.Leather – Terminology – Key definitions for the leather trade.
The term leathe, in any language, and those derived from it or synonyms, is reserved exclusively for the product as defined under 4.1.1 and, as appropriate, for qualifying articles or manufactures made thereof. This applies also in cases where the term leather’ is used as an adjective, a noun, or inserted as a prefix or suffix in other words. The term leather cannot be used in the denomination of man-made materials except for those specified in this standard and in accordance with their specific rules (Annex A).
The term ‘leather can be qualified with words characterizing the material as specified under 4.1 and 4.2, or, more generally, referring to the animal origin (e.g. calf leather), the country of origin (e.g. Italian leather), the market destination (e.g. footwear leather), the colour (e.g. black leather) or other similar valorising terms provided that they are corresponding to the truth and to the definition under 4.1.1.
4 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
4.1 Key terms
hide or skin with its original fibrous structure more or less intact, tanned to be imputrescible, where the hair or wool may or may not have been removed, whether or not the hide or skin has been split into layers or segmented either before or after tanning and where any surface coating or surface layer, however applied, is not thicker than 0.15 mm
Note 1 to entry: If the tanned hide or skin is disintegrated mechanically andlor chemically into fibrous particles, small pieces or powders and then, with or without the combination of a binding agent, is made into sheets or other forms, such sheets or forms are not leather.
Note 2 to entry: If the grain layer has been completely removed, the term leather is not to be used without further qualification, e.g. split leather, suede leather.BS EN 15987 pdf download.


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