physico-chemical properties of hides and skins


The quality of hides and skins is defined by organoleptic, microbiological, histological and chemical characteristics (i.e. moisture, structure of the dermis, percentage of fat and collagen). Each type of hide/skin has specific physical and chemical properties that affect the type of tanning operations and the most suitable end use of the leather.

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  • physico-chemical properties of skins and hides

  • physico-chemical properties of hides

  • physico-chemical properties of skins

  • physico-chemical characteristics of skins and hides

  • skins and hides physico-chemical properties

  • physico-chemical characteristics of hides and skins

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  • knowledge

Skill reusability level

  • sector specific skills and competences

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