Authority – 72
Authority is a full-grain aniline-dyed leather with a protective breathable finish, a smooth tight grain, and a soft hand. Produced from the finest hides of Switzerland and Germany, Authority’s gorgeous look and expansive color range make it the ideal choice of designers, architects, and manufacturers.
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|Average Hide Size||52 sq. ft. / 4.83 sq. mt.|
|Thickness||1.0 – 1.1 mm|
|Light Fastness (AATCC Method 16, Option E)||4 – 5|
|Tear Strength (ASTM D4705)||25 lbs.|
|Flexing Endurance (ASTM D2097)||Pass|
|Abrasion (ASTM D3884)||Pass|
|Elongation (ASTM D2211)||30 – 50% at 50 lbs.|
|Crocking (ASTM D5053)||Wet:4 Dry:4|
|Breaking Force (ASTM D2208)||180 lbs|
|Boston Fire Dept. Code (BFD 1×1) w/Fire Blocker and or Fire Barrier Cloth||Pass|
|California Technical Bulletin 117||Pass|
|Cigarette Ignition Resistance (NFPA 260)||Class 1|
|California Technical Bulletin 133 w/Fire Blocker and/or Fire Barrier Cloth||Pass|
Pigmented leathers have a protective finish by nature of the tanning process.
For spots and spills: Blot gently with a clean absorbent cloth. Use clear warm water and gently wipe the spill. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry. If water is used, use on the entire area (i.e., entire seat cushion, armrest, etc,) where the spill occurred. Do not dry with heat dryers, hairdryers, etc.
For stubborn spots and stains: Use a mild solution of Ivory soap and warm water. Apply the solution with a clean wet sponge and wash, then rinse well. Let air dry. Always test a hidden area first.
For butter, oil, or grease: Wipe excess substance with a clean, dry cloth and let stand. The spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time.
Do not apply water.
Do not use: Any saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water.
Please note: The leather with initially repel most liquids, but if left to stand over an extended period of time, they will be absorbed. Even if the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate in time and eventually diffuse any stains.