ASTM D6404 - 99(2009)

    Standard Practice for Sampling Vegetable Materials Containing Tannin

    Active Standard ASTM D6404 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    ASTM D6404

    Significance and Use

    This practice provides standard procedures for obtaining representative samples of various materials used as a source of tannins for the tanning industry.

    Procedures are described for obtaining representative samples of economical and convenient quantities from a lot, or sections of a lot, of material for examination and analysis so that agreement may be reached with regard to the extent of variation of quality in different portions of a lot and the average quality of the entire lot of material.

    No directions for sampling, however explicit, can take the place of judgment, skill, and previous experience on the part of persons actually engaged in the sampling or the supervision of the sampling. These directions are intended to supplement that experience and, particularly, to serve as a guide in the selection of the method which is to be used, in common, by each of two or more contracting parties.

    Tanning materials contain moisture in varying amounts, depending both on the nature of the material and on the climatic conditions, so that sampling must be carried out as quickly as is consistent with thoroughness in order to avoid changes in moisture content.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers obtaining representative samples from shipment lots of botanical materials containing tannin.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    D1517 Terminology Relating to Leather

    ALCA Method

    J10 Sampling Vegetable Materials Containing Tannin 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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.140.10 (Processes and auxiliary materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31221603(Organic tanning extracts of vegetable origin); 12352503(Tannins)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6404-99R09

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