Here is a list of the original hides, leather types, and finishing methods that our company provides.
Types of leather
- Glass-stretched leather
- At the chrome tanning drying factory, this leather is spread over a glass or enameled iron plate to dry, and then the grain side is buffed with sandpaper, and it is finished with a coating of synthetic resin.
- Suede leather
- Usually made of calfskin or lambskin, this leather is given a velvety feel by using sandpaper on the flesh side to give it a nap.
- Buckskin leather
- This is deerskin leather with the grain side removed. It is also napped, and is very soft, and used much like suede.
- Nubuck leather
- Unlike suede, this leather is sandpapered on the grain side to make it napped. Compared to suede, the nap on this leather is much shorter, and velvety.
- Split leather
- Thick hides such as bull are divided into two or three layers. This leather is made from hides without grain sides.
- Embossed leather
- This leather has designs applied to the finished and resined side with a heated high-pressure press.
- Shrunken leather
- Special chemicals are applied to this leather during the tanning process to shrink the grain side, giving it a more marked wrinkled appearance than hand-rubbed leather.
- Water-resistant leather
- Materials such as fluorine, silicon, and oils are applied to the hide during the tanning process to make it less absorbent and more water-repelling.
*We do not handle grained leather or enameled leather.