The extensive range of products for manufacturing high-quality leather comprises chemicals for beamhouse
operations, mineral and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives, retanning agents, leather softeners, dyes and numerous finishing chemicals.
The leather chemicals market in the country is anticipated to grow on account of high demand for basic chemicals in beamhouse
operations and increasing adoption of speciality chemicals in leather finishing.
Water conservation in beamhouse
system and effluent treatment remained the main focus area.
[ClickPress, Fri Nov 14 2014] Leather Chemicals Market by Type (Tanning & Dyeing Chemicals, Beamhouse
Chemicals and Finishing Chemicals) and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019
Christner, "The use of lipases in the beamhouse
processes," The Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association, vol.
As for the production of wastewater, over 80 percent of the organic pollution load in BOD terms emanates from the beamhouse
(pretanning); much of this comes from degraded hide/skin and hair matter.
With the correct beamhouse
and wet blue processing and using fatliquor-free chemicals the waterproof performance can be optimized leading to savings in both time and costs.
Chemicals required at different stages of leather processing, i.e., beamhouse
, tanning and finishing, are expected to witness growing demand over the next five years.