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Significance and Use
The test method is useful for determining the water-soluble materials in vegetable-tanned leathers.
The water-soluble matter includes the soluble nontanning components of the tanning materials used, sugars and materials of a similar nature, and inorganic compounds such as Epsom salts, Glauber's salts, borax, and other soluble salts added during curing and tannery processing.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the water-soluble materials in all types of vegetable-tanned leathers. This test method does not apply to wet blue.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3495 Test Method for Hexane Extraction of Leather
ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)
UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)
ASTM D2876-00(2010), Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Matter of Vegetable-Tanned Leather, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top