Leather chemicals are required at different stages of leather processing such as beam house, tanning and finishing, and drum dyeing to enhance water resistance, appearance, flexibility or heat resistance. The primary forces behind the increasing demand for various leather made products such as apparels, footwear, garments, furniture and automotive are growing consumer affluence, fast changing fashion trends, growth in tourism industry and increasing consumers’ awareness about luxury products. Less harmful chemical substitutes hold significant potential for growth in the future.
The following is a list of leather chemicals analyzed at Creative Proteomics.
|•||Chemicals Used in Beam House and Tan Yard |
Biocides, surfactants, degreasers, swell regulating agents, lime, sodium sulphide, sodium hydrosulphide, low sulphide unhairing agents, caustic soda, soda ash, ammonium sulphate, ammonium chloride, sodium metabisulphite, formic acid, sulphuric acid, salt, sodium formate, chromium sulphate, aldehyde tanning agents, magnesium oxide, fungicide…
|•||Chemicals Used in Dye house |
Surfactants / wetting agents, degreasers, sodium formate, sodium bicarbonate, formic acid, chrome syntans, chromium sulphate, syntans, resins, polymers, dyes, dyeing auxiliaries, fat liquors…
|•||Chemicals Used in Finishing |
Acrylic resins, butadiene resins, polyurethane resins, fillers, duller, cross linkers, handle modifiers, nitrocellulose lacquers, acrylic lacquers, polyurethane lacquers, viscosity modifiers, pigments, dyes, defoamers…
Tests and analysis services for leather chemicals at Creative Proteomics are as follows.
• Compositional Analysis
• Deformulation (reverse engineering)
• Identification of Unknown Material
• Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Industrial System
• Product and Process Development
• Contract R & D