Know for sure: leather laboratory research

What can you say about the leather that you hold in your hands? Perhaps a lot, if you are a professional, but not everything. With the help of laboratory research, ULTRA LEATHER specialists almost learned to see the future, that is, with a great deal of confidence to predict how one or another leather will behave under specific conditions.

Leather trough the microscope and other devices

Leather processing is often done not in the least in order to be beautiful, but with utilitarian view. And the fact that this or that product has the necessary characteristics is determined by the laboratory of ULTRA LEATHER, where they check every lot of produced leather, except the belt leather – this type is too strong and the test devices simply can’t stand working with it.

Finished product research includes the following tests

Chemical testing. Determination of the content of certain chemicals, ash, moisture content, etc. The last is one of the most important parameters, for its evaluation new Italian equipment is used in ULTRA LEATHER laboratory. However, any leather property can appear critical for the production of a particular product and, launching a batch of products, it is better to know for sure how the leather will react, for example, to the effect of water and whether the traces of tanning compositions remain above the norm.

Physical and mechanical testing. Here, the ability of natural leather to withstand multiple folding, including at low temperatures, friction, tensile strength, water resistance under dynamic pressure, the coat resistance to dry and wet attrition is determined. Leather processing technologies allow to influence all these characteristics; accordingly, the results of laboratory tests are very important for production.

Another test method is the sorting of cowhide. It is important to know how much the hides match the production of a certain type of semi-finished product and what processing operations can be applied to it. Inspection, tests and evaluation of hides and pelt condition help to prevent defects in tanning process.

The Ultra Leather laboratory is equipped with the following facilities for research:

IG / 4A. Italy

Device for determining skin permeability.

Pull test machine ZME-l001

A device for determining the grain tensile strength and rupture strength when stretching the leather.

The ZME 3001

Device for determining the resistance of the coating to multiple bends.

МТ- 372

The device for determining the resistance of the coating to dry and wet friction.

Electronic scales, ТВЕ-0,21

For weighing the sample mass when determining the moisture content.

Cabinet dryer SNOL24 / 350

For sample drying during moisture content determination.


Device for determining skin vapor permeability.

Laboratory equipment for complex tests

Modern leather testing equipment in the tannery laboratory allows to determine the grain ultimate resistance to stretching and rupture, the surface resistance to multiple folding, to determine the moisture content and other important characteristics for the production of finished products. The predictability of operating result distinguish the expert, and ULTRA LEATHER laboratory is ready to provide you with reliable information on the properties of products for predictably high-quality products manufacturing.