October 28, 2020

The Best Cow Leather Production Process You Need To Know

Processed cowhide is one of the most commonly used materials in the production of fashion apparel and accessories. This material is also widely used in the production of car seats and home furniture. So what steps does the cowhide processing process include? Learn more information with Auryvietnam.com through the following article. 

The most standard cow processing process 

Step 1: Descaling

Cowhide will proceed to remove cow hair, dirt and bacteria by using chemical substances including lime solution or ash water. This bleaching step will help create deep and durable bonds in the structure of the cowhide. At the same time, this stage will also help the skin to be able to absorb the tanning chemicals in the next stages. This is a difficult and quite complicated step that requires the operator to have strict control over the use of chemicals, water, temperature and also the time of bleaching. 

The most standard cow processing process 

Step 2: Softening the cowhide

At this stage, the cowhide processing factory needs to pay attention to the temperature and time factors. The optimal temperature required at this stage will be 37 degrees Celsius with an optimal pH of 8.3. The time to soften the cowhide is suitable, neither too short nor should it be soaked for too long. By doing so, the new cowhide leather has the most ideal durability and stretch. 

Step 3: Tanning cowhide 

This is the most important step in converting raw cowhide into tanned cowhide. Cowhide will use potassium dichromate chemical to tan cowhide. Nowadays, people also use different neutralizing components that gradually increase the alkalinity effect. For alum skin, it is necessary to use anti-mold chemicals. 

Step 4: Correction and finishing of processed cowhide 

Leather processing workshops will have to continue with works such as annealing, pressing, thinning, neutralizing, dyeing, cooking oil, and drying to make the cowhide has a smooth surface, is impermeable to water, and has a more vibrant color. 

Some tips to identify quality processed cowhide 

Because of its outstanding advantages, cowhide leather has been loved and used by many people. Taking advantage of this, there are now fake cowhide factories that cause a lot of confusion for consumers. So you need to pocket for yourself the tips to distinguish between real cowhide and fake cowhide. Some tips to recognize quality processed cowhide: 

  • Cowhide made from genuine leather has a strong and natural smell. And fake cowhide has a nylon or chemical smell. 
  • If you use real cowhide on the fire, it will burn and smell immediately, rather than fake cowhide, it will clump. 
  • If water is used to drip onto real cowhide, after a few minutes, the water stain will spread and penetrate the skin. 
  • The surface of real cowhide is slightly rough, has very natural veins or has protrusions, roughness. In addition, on the surface of real leather, if you look closely, you will still find small pores but no cracks or stretch marks. The surface of imitation leather will always be smooth and very flat. When using a finger to press on real leather, it will leave an indentation. As for fake leather, after pressing it will immediately return to normal. 

Auryvietnam.com has just brought information related to the production process and tips to identify quality processed cowhide. Our brand is currently providing high quality cowhide products with diverse designs and affordable prices.

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