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Effect of fatliquoring on properties associated with comfortable use of leather products

 

 

 

Key words: 

leather, fatliqouring, hygienic properties, water vapour permeability.

Summary  

Fatliquoring is an essential part of leather finishing as fatliquoring agents introduced greatly affect properties of leather. Determining impact of fatliquoring agents’ types on hygienic properties of leathers was the objective of this study. Fatliquoring agents based on natural and synthetic fats and hydrophobic agents have been applied. Leather softness, time of water drop penetration, sorption, desorption, and permeability of water vapour have been assayed.  Leathers fatliquored with natural agents have been found to exhibit maximum and those fatliquored with hydrophobic agents minimum values of softness, water vapour sorption, desorption and permeability. The testing has also demonstrated the type of fatliquoring agent has considerable impact on leather resistance to water, measured with the time of water drop penetration into leather.

dr inż. Jan ŻARŁOK

Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology  and Humanities in Radom  Faculty of Materials Science and Design  Department of Environmental Protection  ul. Chrobrego 27, 26-660 Radom, Poland e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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