Leather Tanning Chemicals: Introduction
Leather is considered as a traditional material used for the manufacturing of many goods, including footwear, clothing, furniture, and automobile seats. Leather chemical tanning is a process used to stabilize its structure, so that the skin can retain its natural properties. Moreover, during the tanning process, skin structure is maintained in its open form by changing some of the collagen with complex ions of chromium. After tanning, the leather is able to withstand hundred degree Celsius hot boiling water, and become more flexible than the untreated dead skin.