Types of Leather based on Tannage


Chrome Tannage

Characteristics Of Chrome Tanned Leathers

Generally Soft leathers with nappa feel.


Vegetable Tannage

Characteristics Of Vegetable Tanned Leathers

Generally these leathers have a tendency to be harder .

Types Of Leather Based On Grain


Natural Grain Leathers

Characteristics Of Natural Grain Leathers

Leathers with natural / aniline / transparent grain of the original animal / species.
Some portions of the skin likely to have more grain & some portions likely to have less grain also, since it is natural .


Corrected Grain Leathers

Characteristics Of Corrected Grain Leathers

Leathers with corrected grain: embossed / imposed on the leather top surface .
Grain likely to be more uniform say (90 – 95) % & some portions say (5 – 10) % likely to have less grain also .

Types Of Leather Based On Finish


Aniline Finished Leather

Characteristics Of Aniline Finished Leather

Transparent / Aniline Finished leather showing natural grain/ look / touch .
Some portions of the skin likely to have light colour & some portions likely to have darker colour . All antique/ two-tone/ multi-tone colour effect leathers are aniline finished leathers .
These leathers are likely to have less resistance to physical test standards like dry rub / wet rub / buckle flex / strap flex test standards .


Pigment Finished Leather

Characteristics Of Pigment Finished Leather

Pigmented / Covered finished leather which gives an artificial / imitation look with plastic feel .
These leathers are likely to have uniform colour throughout the skin .
These leathers are likely to have good resistance to all physical test standards .

Structure Of Animal

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