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South Africa Consolidates Leather Standards

June 17, 2016

The South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS) has consolidated the following standards for leather:

  • SANS 699 (2016): Side Upper Leather - requirements for chrome-tanned bovine leather with a smooth or printed full grain, or smooth or printed corrected grain and intended for use as an upper material for footwear.
  • SANS 701 (2016): Cordovan and Cordovan-type Leathers for Orthopaedic Use - genuine cordovan leather made from horsehide and cordovan-type leather made from sheepskins or bovine hides intended for orthopaedic use.
  • SANS 705 (2016): Vegetable-tanned Harness and Bridle Leathers

The standards were approved on March 11, 2016.


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