Using Tannins to Produce Leather

  • Earl D. Bliss


This chapter reviews some history of leathermaking prior to 1930 and the methods and materials changes that have been made over the past 50 years. An overview of the relationships between different types of tannins and the properties of the resulting finished leather is presented. Causes of the decline of the leather industry in the United States and Canada and future prospects are discussed. Problems that need special attention are new manufacturing methods and overcoming governmental ignorance about raw material supply and the impacts of government regulations on processes. An analysis of the competition and where leathermaking is headed suggests changes that are needed in the North American industry.


Leather Industry Tannin Extract Leather Good Leather Manufacture Vegetable Tannin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Earl D. Bliss
    • 1
  1. 1.L. H. Lincoln and Son, Inc.CoudersportUSA

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