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Python Skins – Different Finishes

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Watch this video featuring some nice up close images of high quality python skin. Production grade luxury python skins can be anywhere from 10 – 20ft long, depending on the source. These skins are professionally tanned to bring out the best quality possible in each scale. Natural python skins are totally unique – each snake has its own...

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Equipment used in an Exotic Leather Tannery

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Here’s an overview of some of the equipment used when tanning and finishing Exotic Leathers: Drums and Processing Vessels – The kinds of processing vessels used will usually depend on how modern the facility is. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be made with fiberglass, woods, and other materials. They can also be driven by gears or...

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Details for Grade A Ostrich Skins

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Ostrich skin is an exotic leather requiring more process to tan for production than cowhide leather.  Some of the reasons are due to the texture of the skin, but also due to the delicate tanning and finishing processes. A well tanned ostrich skin hide will feature these qualities: 1)      No holes, scratches, or inconsistencies throughout...

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The Importance of Drying Technique in Exotic Skin Tanning

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The drying process of exotic skin is absolutely crucial to producing high quality, grade A skins.  As with most aspects of tanneries, the drying areas of an exotic leather tannery require ample space. That said, there are three processes to drying a tanned exotic skin to perfection – the crust, the color, and the finish. The drying process can be...

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Exotic Leather Tanning Plants – Overview of a Professional Tannery

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Here are some basic engineering specifics of a professional exotic leather tannery: 1) Receiving Area – This are is where salt-cured skins are placed and stored. Ideally indoors, this area should have plenty of room and good organization is needed to count, inspect, measuring, and recording tag numbers for the skins. This area should have good...

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