Evaluation of Leather Softness
Keywords:leather, measurement, mechanical softening, sharing, deformation, elasticity of leather.
Up to now leather softness is evaluated using different methods and expressed using different units. Thus, obtained results it is difficult to compare. The aim of the research was to develop a reliable and commonly acceptable leather softness evaluation method. Due to that the analysis of traditional and most recent leather softness evaluation methods was performed. It is shown that the most appropriate method for defining leather softness can be the values of conditional elasticity in percentage under certain load.
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