ASTM D5556 - 19

    Standard Test Method for Determination of the Moisture and Other Volatile Matter Contained in Fats and Oils Used in Fatliquors and Softening Compounds

    Active Standard ASTM D5556 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This test method is intended for use in the determination of the moisture and other volatile matter contained in fats, oils, and fatliquors used in the softening and stuffing of leather, as well as those used in the manufacture of products for such purpose.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of moisture and other volatile material under conditions of the test. It is applicable to all fats, oils, and fatliquors used in the softening and stuffing of 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.040 (Textile auxiliary materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352211(Fats or lipids)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5556-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5556-19, Standard Test Method for Determination of the Moisture and Other Volatile Matter Contained in Fats and Oils Used in Fatliquors and Softening Compounds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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