International sugar scale and degree Z (°Z)

Reliable measurements of the International Sugar Scale

This scale is primarily used in the sugar industry. The basis of the 100 °Z point of the Scale is the optical rotation of the normal sugar solution containing pure sucrose at a wavelength of 546.23 nm at 20 °C in a 200 mm tube. The “normal sugar solution” is defined as 26.016 g of sucrose dissolved in water at 20 °C to a final volume of 100 ml. Similar to the Brix scale for sugar level, temperature control is important and is included in all Schmidt + Haensch polarimeters. You can count on reliable measurements of the International Sugar Scale Degree Z (°Z) with Schmidt + Haensch polarimeters below.

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