ASTM D6406 - 99(2020)

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of Sugar in Vegetable Tanning Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D6406 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is used to determine the quantity of sugar present in vegetable tanning materials or vegetable tannin extracts. The amount of the reducing sugars, total sugars, and non-reducing sugars in a sample of material or extract can be determined by this method.

    5.2 Because of the possibility of errors in this test method it is essential that the method be followed exactly in order to obtain reproducible results both among specimens within a laboratory and for analyses between laboratories.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determining the sugars present in vegetable tanning materials.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered 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

    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

    D6401 Test Method for Determining Non-Tannins and Tannin in Extracts of Vegetable Tanning Materials

    D6403 Test Method for Determining Moisture in Raw and Spent Materials

    D6404 Practice for Sampling Vegetable Materials Containing Tannin

    D6405 Practice for Extraction of Tannins from Raw and Spent Materials

    D6408 Test Method for Analysis of Tannery Liquors


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.140.10 (Processes and auxiliary materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31221603(Organic tanning extracts of vegetable origin)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6406-99R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6406-99(2020), Standard Test Method for Analysis of Sugar in Vegetable Tanning Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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