Mineral tanned leather

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Leather tanned using inorganic salts, such as chromium, iron, aluminum, and zirconium compounds. Examples of minerals used in tanning include Alum, chromium sulfate, and Zirconium sulfate.

See also Tawing, Chrome leather.

Synonyms and Related Terms

mineral tanning; pele curtida a mineral (Port.); piel curtida al mineral (Esp.)

Resources and Citations

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • American Leather Chemists Association Glossary at www.leatherchemists.org