Active Standard ASTM D6409 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.01
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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Significance and Use
This practice provides a standard procedure for comparing the color of leather tanned with different tanning extracts or mixtures of extracts or for monitoring the color consistency of tannery liquors.
1.1 This practice covers making color tests of all types of vegetable tanning extracts and of vegetable tanning materials to determine the color imparted to tanned skins.
1.2 The values given 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.
D1517 Terminology Relating to Leather
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
D6405 Practice for Extraction of Tannins from Raw and Spent Materials
ALCA MethodsA40 Color Tests with Sheepskin Skiver 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 Number Code 59.140.10 (Processes and auxiliary materials)