Abstract: This Standard describes the basis of the polarimetric determination of the "sugar content" of sucrose-containing products.
The 1998 Revision extends the valid wavelength range from (546 to 633) nm to (546 to 900) nm.
The Standard is used in statutory analyses, trade analyses and for factory control. It is applicable to raw materials,
intermediate and final products of the sugar industry.
The uncertainty of ± 0.001° given in the Recommendations of ICUMSA is the rounded value obtained from the standard
deviation of the mean of the measurements in the immediate vicinity of the normal solution.
Online Access to ICUMSA Specification and Standard SPS-1 (2017)
Access to the online Version of ICUMSA Specification and Standard 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 citizens without EU VAT No.).