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Leather Tanning Process by Shahzad

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The leather manufacturing process is divided into three fundamental sub processes: preparatory stages, tanning, and crusting. A further sub process, finishing, can be added into the leather process sequence, but not all leathers receive finishing. The preparatory stages are when the hide is prepared for tanning. Preparatory stages may include: soaking, hair removal, liming, deliming, bating, bleaching, and pickling. Tanning is a process that stabilizes the proteins, particularly collagen, of the raw hide to increase the thermal, chemical and microbiological stability of the hides and skins, making…