The leather chemicals market study added by Global Market Insights Inc, presents a detailed analysis of the influential trends prevailing in this business sphere. This research report also offers definitive information concerning the commercialization of this vertical, market size, and revenue estimation of this industry. The study explicitly illustrates the competitive standing of key players over the projected timeline while incorporating their individual portfolios & geographical expansion.

Leather chemicals are a crucial component in the leather making industry and are essential for the processing of raw animal hides and skins to derive final finished products. Based on product type, the leather chemicals market is broadly categorized into various segments including tanning chemicals, beamhouse chemicals, finishing chemicals, and dyeing chemicals.

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The use of leather, one of the most commonly known materials across the globe, can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Dating back over 7,000 years, leather refers to any fabric derived from the skins or hides of animals. Cowhide is the most prominent type of animal skin used to produce leather, accounting for nearly 65% of the overall leather production, however, leather can be derived from the hide of almost any animal, including crocodiles and stingrays.

These leather treatment chemicals have several components acting as fundamental modifiers, which influence various attributes of the leather product including texture, smoothness, color and pattern, among others. Once processed with these chemicals, the final leather is used for the production of various items such as garments, furniture, apparel and footwear, etc.

Leather chemicals are also used to improve product quality, reduce water consumption and ensure effective process formulations.

One of the most prominent producers of leather treatment chemicals is Stahl, with several sustainable and innovative leather processing solutions for emerging and novel niche markets. The products span the entire leather processing spectrum from wet-end processing to leather finishing.

Burgeoning need for sustainable leather processing methods to mitigate adverse impacts of chrome tanning

While the tanning process is an integral part of leather processing, it also poses several risks and health hazards to both the environment as well as workers. Chrome-tanning, which is the most common tanning methods, accounting for 80% of the leather produced, is economical, fast and efficient, however, the heavy-metal minerals it produces are injurious to both human as well as environmental health.

If used incorrectly, chrome as well as other substances including arsenic, lead and acids can infiltrate the local water supplies. This can cause several catastrophic consequences such as soil erosion, and water contamination, leading to health problems ranging from irritation of the mouth to more dire conditions like cancer and liver & kidney damage.

In order to mitigate these circumstances, many leather industry players are revisiting tanning methods used before the advent of chrome tanning, known as vegetable tanning, as ideal alternatives for leather processing. These processes involve the use of tanning chemicals that are derived from organic sources and do not generate heavy-metal byproducts.

Report Content

Chapter 1   Methodology & Scope

1.1    Methodology

1.1.1   Initial data exploration

1.1.2   Statistical model and forecast

1.1.3   Industry insights and validation

1.1.4   Definitions & forecast parameters

1.1.4.1   Definitions

1.1.4.2   Forecast parameters

1.2   Data sources

1.2.1   Primary

1.2.2   Secondary

1.2.2.1   Paid

1.2.2.2   Public

Chapter 2   Executive Summary

2.1    Leather chemicals industry 360° synopsis, 2015 - 2026

2.1.1   Business trends

2.1.2   Product trends

2.1.3   End-user trends

2.1.4   Regional trends

 

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