Chrome Leather Tannage
Chromium(III) tanning, commonly referred to as “chrome tanning,” is a widely used process in the leather industry to convert animal hides into leather. In this process, chromium salts, primarily chromium sulfate, are used to stabilize the collagen fibers in the animal hides, making them more resistant to decay and producing flexible leather. Chromium(III) itself is considered to be less toxic than its other oxidation states. The safety of chromium(III) tanning largely depends on the proper management of the process, waste disposal, and the handling of the chemicals involved. At Nakara, we follow industry best practices, adhere to safety guidelines, and implement proper waste management techniques to minimize potential risks associated with chromium(III) tanning. Furthermore, Chromium is commonly found in stainless steel used for cutlery, kitchen utensils, and other metallic objects. Stainless steel contains chromium to enhance its corrosion resistance. The chromium content in stainless steel can vary widely, but it is generally present in higher amounts than in leather products. The specific chromium content can vary depending on the exact type and grade of stainless steel used in the cutlery as well as in the tanning process used and the specific leather type.