Active Standard ASTM D4900 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.01
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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Significance and Use
The test method is useful to detect possible adulteration of tanning material extract with cheap and inferior lignosulfonates.
1.1 This test method is intended for use in detecting the presence of lignosulfonates (sulfite cellulose) in extracts of tanning materials.
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.
D4901 Practice for Preparation of Solution of Liquid Vegetable Tannin Extracts
D4905 Practice for Preparation of Solution of Solid, Pasty and Powdered Vegetable Tannin Extracts
D6404 Practice for Sampling Vegetable Materials Containing Tannin
D6405 Practice for Extraction of Tannins from Raw and Spent Materials
ALCA MethodsA50 Lignosulfonates (Sulfite Cellulose) Official Methods of the American Leather Chemists Association. Available from the American Leather Chemists Association, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210014, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0014.