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What is leather tanning ? how is it done

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Asked by cnanu shree, 23 Mar '12 05:36 pm
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Tanning is the process of treating skins of animals to produce leather, which is more durable and less susceptible to decomposition. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound from which the tanning process draws its name (tannin is in turn named for an old German word for oak or fir trees, which supplied it). Coloring may occur during tanning. A tannery is the term for a place where the skins are processed.

Tanning leather involves a process which permanently alters the protein structure of skin. Making "rawhide" (untanned but worked hide) does not require the use of tannin. Rawhide is made by removing the flesh and fat and then the hair by use of an aqueous solution (this process is often called "liming" when using lime and water or "bucking" when using wood ash (lye) and water), then scraping over a beam with a somewhat dull knife, then drying. The two aforementioned solutions for removing the hair also act to clean the fiber network of the skin and allow pen ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 23 Mar '12 05:37 pm

 
  
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Thee are many more industries, we=here you can get all your requirement tanned...!
Answered by Dil Se, 23 Mar '12 05:55 pm

 
  
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