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Specification and Standard SPS-1 (2017)


Polarimetry and the International Sugar ScaleOfficial


1 Scope

This Standard describes the basis of the polarimetric determination of the "sugar content" of sucrose-containing products [1,2,3]. The 1998 Revision extends the valid wavelength range from (546 to 633)nm to (546 to 900)nm.


Online Access to ICUMSA Method SPS-1 (2017)

Access to the online Version of ICUMSA Method ICUMSA Method SPS-1 (2017) can be obtained from the Sugar Industry Website, operated by Bartens. The online access for two years costs EUR30 (+ 19 % VAT for German and EU citicens without EU VAT No.).