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Leather types

Leathers derived from the skins of many animals but mainly Cow, Buffalo, goat and sheep.
And is mainly used for making Hand Bags, footwear, Gloves, Garments,
Automotive Interiors and Upholstery Furniture, however there is an array of leather
Category, leather can typically be put into one of seven categories:-


• Aniline
• Semi-aniline
• Pigmented (protected)
• Chrome
• Semi Chrome
• Full Crome
• Vegetable Tanned.

The type you choose depends on the appearance you want, the product and the usage which
the product receives :-


Aniline leather


Is a type of leather dyed absolutely with soluble dyes lacking covering the surface with?
a top coat paint or insoluble pigments. The resulting product retains the hide's natural
Surface with the 'grain', i.e. visible pores, scars as the complete original animals
Skin structure.

Semi-aniline leather


Is somewhere in-between on both counts, having a light surface coating.
Semi-aniline leather is produced through a very similar process to full-aniline, but has
a thin protective top coat added to protect it from wear and staining.
Pull Up Aniline Leather
Pull up aniline leather has additional oil or wax applied to the leather to give it a
Distressed look.

Pigmented (protected) leather.

Is the most durable but is less natural in appearance, having a polymer coating a color
Layer is applied to receive a pleasant leveling of the surface. The natural skin texture
Are nearly no longer visible, they are covered,
Therefore the term “coated/ pigmented leathers.

Chrome Tanned Leather

Chrome tanned using chromium Sulphate and other salts of chromium. It is more supple and
Pliable than vegetable-tanned leather and does not discolor or lose shape as drastically
In water as vegetable-tanned. It is also known as wet-blue for its color derived from
The chromium. More esoteric colors are possible using chrome tanning.
Vegetable Tanned

Vegetable-tanned leather

This type of tanned using tannins and other ingredients found in different vegetable matter,
Such as tree bark prepared in bark mills, wood, leaves, fruits, and roots and other
Similar sources. It is supple and brown in color, with the exact shade depending on the
Mix of chemicals and the color of the skin. It is the only form of leather suitable for
Use in leather carving or stamping. Vegetable-tanned leather is not stable in water;
It tends to discolor, so if left to soak and then dry it will shrink and become less supple,
And harder. In hot water, it will shrink drastically and partly gelatinize,
Becoming rigid and eventually brittle.