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Significance and Use
1.1 This test method covers the determination of mold growth resistance of wet blue and wet white subject to storage and shipping requirements and intended for use in leather manufacturing. This test method may not be suitable to evaluate fungicides that are inactivated by proteins. This includes alkyldimethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides.
1.2 Conclusions about mold growth resistance are drawn from the results by comparing the test with a simultaneously run control of known resistance. Success or failure is determined by the amount of mold growth relative to the control.
1.3 To allow use of this test method by any laboratory, flexibility has been permitted in times, temperature, and humidity of incubation, inoculum, hide sampling area, and choice of control. These may be adjusted to fit local conditions but must be standardized.
ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)
UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)
ASTM D4576-08(2013), Standard Test Method for Mold Growth Resistance of Wet Blue, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top