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    ASTM D7818 - 12(2021)

    Standard Test Method for Enumeration of Proteolytic Bacteria in Fresh (Uncured) Hides and Skins

    Active Standard ASTM D7818 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method enumerates proteolytic bacteria. Proteolytic bacteria have been known to cause damage to hides and skins.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the enumeration of bacteria that can hydrolyze protein/collagen in fresh (uncured) hides and skins. This test method is applicable to uncured hides and skins.

    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

    D6715 Practice for Sampling and Preparation of Fresh or Salt-Preserved (Cured) Hides and Skins for Chemical and Physical Tests

    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 07.100.99 (Other standards related to microbiology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11131504(Hides)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7818-12R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7818-12(2021), Standard Test Method for Enumeration of Proteolytic Bacteria in Fresh (Uncured) Hides and Skins, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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