The Tanning Process in Ponte a Egola

This page presents the range of hides, produced by Nuova Antilope, through a series of images showing the complete tanning process employed and a brief description of the products and process.

Riviera Operations

In this first phase, the raw skin is subjected to chemical and mechanical processes to prepare it for chrome tanning. In the next phase of tanning, the skin transforms from a perishable materials to a durable and long-lasting product.
During this and the subsequent re-tanning processes, different types of articles can be obtained.

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It includes a set of operations that bring out the particular properties of the hides, such as brightness, elasticity, gloss and resistance to dirt. This is also the phase wherein the processes and different equipment such as spray, icing, pad and roller are used.

The Finished Product

The final steps leading to the finished product involve three steps:
1. Trimming - to even out the skin based on the client’s request
2. Measurement of the same
3. Packaging

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The Classic Chrome Production Process Scheme Includes:

- Incoming raw hide
- Beam house operations: conservation, planting, liming and depilation
- Preparation for tanning: liming, soaking and degreasing, pickling, basification, pressing, splitting, fattening
- Re-tanning phase
- Dyeing
- Drying
- Finishing phase: staking, sanding, spraying and ironing

Production takes about 6-8 weeks to complete.

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