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Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Matter of Vegetable-Tanned Leather

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Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Matter of Vegetable-Tanned Leather


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the water-soluble materials in all types of vegetable-tanned leathers. Thiks test method does not apply to wet blue.

1.2This 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.

Significance and Use

The test method is useful for determining the water-soluble materials in vegetable-tanned leathers.

The water-soluble matter includes the soluble nontanning components of the tanning materials used, sugars and materials of a similar nature, and inorganic compounds such as Epsom salts, Glauber’salts, borax, and other soluble salts added during curing and tannery processing.


leather; vegetable-tanned leather; water-soluble matter; ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)

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15.04 (Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings)

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59.140.30 (Leather and furs)

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Revision Level

2000 R05 EDITION



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Publication Date

Sept. 1, 2005

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

3 pages

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