1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the amount of water absorbed by leather at 23 (+,-) 2 degrees C by immersion under static conditions. It may be used on all types of leather. 1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.