Written by the leading expert in the field, this unique book contains the distilled essence of leather science from both a practical and a theoretical point of view. It encompasses the chemistries and mechanisms of tanning, together with the latest thinking on the fundamental principles of collagen stabilization.
The chapters cover skin structure and preparation, the chemistry of tanning, post tanning, tanning theory and new methods. The book also includes a subject index, references and glossary.
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The leather industry generates in the order of 100 billion dollars a year worldwide. Written by the leading expert in the field, this unique book contains the distilled essence of leather science from both a practical and a theoretical point of view. It encompasses the chemistries and mechanisms of tanning, together with the latest thinking on the fundamental principles of collagen stabilisation. Aimed at students as well as experienced practitioners in the art, this is the only current text on tanning science. It includes a subject index, references and glossary.From the Back Cover:
Tanning Chemistry is the only current text on tanning science, and addresses the scientific principles which underpin the processes involved in making leather. It is concerned with the chemical modification of collagen, prior to tanning and the tanning reactions in particular. The subject is covered in the following order: collagen chemistry, collagen structure, skin structure, processing to prepare for tanning, the tanning processes and processing after tanning. The aim of the book is to provide leather scientists and technologists with an understanding of how the reactions work, the nature of their outcomes and how the processes can be controlled and changed. The objective is to synthesise a scientific view of leather making and to arrive at an understanding of the nature of tanning - how the wide range of chemistries employed in the art can change the properties of collagen, making leather with different properties, especially conferring different degrees of stabilisation as measured by the hydrothermal stability. Environmental issues are not treated as a separate theme - the impact of leather making on the environment is a thread running through the text, with the assumption that better understanding of the science of leather making will lead to improved processing. The book also reflects on the ways leather technology may develop in the future based on the foundation of understanding the scientific principles which can be exploited. It also includes a subject index, references and a glossary. The book provides the reader with insights into the role science plays in leather technology and provides fundamental understanding, which should be the basis for scientific and technological research and development for the benefit of the global leather industry. The book is aimed at students, leather scientists and technologists, in both academia and industry, in leather production and in chemical supply houses.
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Descripción Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0854041702