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How the Leather Tanning Process Works

Exotic Leather Tanning Process

Preparation

In order to increase the penetration of the tanning agents, the raw hide undergoes a process of preparation, which may include dermal relaxation and partial saponification of the fats. Another typical step is liming, where hydrated lime (a basic agent) is added to remove any hair left on the outer surface of the hide.

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