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This test method is designed to measure the pH of a distilled-water extract of leather. This is considered to be a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of the leather. Excessive acidity or alkalinity may have a deleterious effect on the aging characteristics of leather.
This test method is suitable for development, control, and service evaluation of leather.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the pH of all types of leather. This method does not apply to wet blue.
1.2 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.
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