Zirconium tanning

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A tanning process that produces a white, water-resistant leather. Zirconium tanning uses a low pH (about 2) solution of zirconium salts (Zirconium sulfate, Zirconium chloride) to produce a firm, tight leather with low-shrinkage.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986

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