International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part O (2015)
A Review on Leather Processing
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, primarily cattle hide. It was extensively used from the primitive times and is widely used today. Leather is not a textile material but it acquires vivid use in textiles. Leather is enduringly beautiful and no piece of the leather is same. India is the largest livestock holding country 21% large and 11% small animals are present in India. Today some of the animals are killed primarily for the meat production. The skin and hides from the meat industry may create a major pollution and environmental problem. They may be either burned or buried the in the landfill. This had led to the evolution of big leather tanneries for leather production. Leather industries are of great economic importance these industries add value to the raw hides. Leather production does not encourage the killing of more animals. Rather it makes sure that no part of the animal is wasted. Therefore there has been an increasing emphasis on optimum utilization of available raw materials for maximizing export of leather goods. Since India is exporting much of the hide and skin to the other countries and if these are exported in the form of finished goods it will lead to the greater economic growth of our country.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Kesarwani, Shahnaz Jahan, Kirti Kesarwani. A Review on Leather Processing. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(9):977-982.