What is recycled leather?

2022-04-20 00:00

The traditional tanning process produces a large amount of solid waste, such as pieces of leather produced by the trimming of blue wet hides, shavings and other various wastes produced when chipping evenly, and various leather shavings and edge waste produced during the processing and production of leather products. Usually this waste is transported to landfill sites for disposal, which on the one hand increases the cost of leather production, and on the other hand the toxic and harmful substances in leather are harmful to the environment. Recycled leather is made from leather scraps that are crushed into leather fibres, mixed with adhesives or resins and other additives, pressed into shape and then finished with a surface coating. Generally speaking, the longer the leather fibres in recycled leather the more stable its performance; the greater the proportion of long fibres in the raw material

The greater the proportion of long fibres, the better the physical properties of the product. If the raw material contains too many scraps of leather, the strength and overall performance of the product will be affected and its physical properties and durability will be greatly reduced. As recycled leather is a product produced from leather waste, the cost is relatively low, but its firmness, water resistance, durability and hygiene properties are not as good as natural leather. Recycled leather is mainly used as an auxiliary material for leather products, and can also be used to make backpacks, belts, etc.

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