ISO 17226-2:2008 specifies a method for the determination of free and released formaldehyde in leathers. This method is based on colorimetric analysis.
The formaldehyde content is taken to be the quantity of free-formaldehyde and formaldehyde extracted through hydrolysis contained in a water extract from the leather under standard conditions
This process is not absolutely selective for formaldehyde. Other compounds such as extracted dyes could interfere at 412 nm.
Status : WithdrawnPublication date : 2008-05
Edition : 1Number of pages : 7
Technical Committee:International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies