Acid-free leather

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Leather that has been washed and treated to removed residual acids from the cleaning and tanning processes. Some tanning agents, such as myrobalans, and pigments, such as zinc oxide, provide acid-buffering in the leather.

Synonyms and Related Terms

acid free leather

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982