ASTM D6017 - 97(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) in Leather

    Active Standard ASTM D6017 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method distinguishes magnesium sulfate from other water soluble non-tanning salts found in leather.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers quantitatively determining the magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) in leather.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D3790 Test Method for Volatile Matter (Moisture) of Leather by Oven Drying

    Federal Standards

    FederalTestStandardN Method6541 Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) Available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.140.10 (Processes and auxiliary materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162300(Leathers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6017-97R09

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