Leather Manufacturing & Chemical Process

Leather is used for a variety of purposes, from clothing, shoes and handbags to car seats, couches and zipper pulls. Many people think that the process to make leather is quick and easy, but it is a process that takes close to two months and involves several chemical processes. Tanneries begin the leather manufacturing process by ordering hides. These can weigh over 90 pounds and lay flat at about 50 square feet. However, the hide will still be shaped like the cow, and will probably have a few imperfections. The hair on the hide will need to be chemically removed...
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Tannin Corporation Exhibiting at All China Leather Exhibition

Tannin® representatives are exhibiting in the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), being held in Shanghai from August 30th until September 1st, 2017. The annual event is the only international leather fair held in China. The fair is organized by China Leather Industry Association and APLF Limited and provides the opportunity for leather manufacturers and distributors to learn about opportunities in the world’s largest leather market. Tannin® is currently exhibiting in Hall E3, section D11. Companies from every part of the leather process are in attendance, from raw hides to tanning machines, shoe manufacturing and fashion accessories. Tannin Corporation is at...
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Tannin® Participates in ILM Webinar

Tannin® representatives recently participated in International Leather Maker’s first webinar on June 14: Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain. ILM was joined by presenters from Stahl and Lectra for the 40-minute presentation including a Q&A session. ILM provided some background and context to this topic and highlighted some best practice and best available technologies in this area during the webinar. The second part of the webinar, Michael Costello, Sustainability Director for global leather chemicals supplier Stahl, outlined the company’s policy in this area and provided more details about a project it was involved with called ReVeal. Michael Costello makes the...
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