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The Tanning Process and the Production of Finished Leather Goods

  • Robert M. Lollar
Part of the Advances in Meat Research Series book series (ADMERE, volume 8)

Abstract

The diverse leather and leather products industries are characterized by a complex international trade in skin and hide raw materials and in leather and leather goods. Worldwide animal slaughter for meat production is the dominant source of the skin and hide raw materials for leather and leather goods manufacture (Table 3-1). The demand for leather products results primarily from aesthetic and functional properties of leather. The imbalance between an inelastic raw material supply and the demand for leather has resulted in raw material price volatility and consequently leather price volatility.

Keywords

Trivalent Chromium Leather Industry Leather Good Tannage Process Finished Leather 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Lollar
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  1. 1.Department of Basic Science in Tanning ResearchUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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