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Glossary

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Term Definition
Fat Liquor Chemicals used in retanning process adding oils and fats back into the hide.
Fat Wrinkle / Growth Marks Wrinkles in the grain of the hide which are natural characteristics of the neck and belly areas.
Finish Adhesion Test performed to insure the finish applied to the leather is fixed to meet the specified requirement.
Finished Leather Leather that has its final characteristics added, being ready for the manufacturing process of end products (e.g. shoes, bags and furnitures).
Finishing Surface applications by spraying, roller coating or embossing. Adding characteristics to the leather for color, oils & waxes, tipping, antiquing, pigments, glazing or masking imperfections.
Fleshout / Reverse Turning the hide over and using the flesh side of a full grain leather as the surface area.
Forest Stewardship Council®, FSC, Certification

A FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forest that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
 

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Formula Instructions for the retanning and finishing department on the amount of each chemicals, dyes and fat liquors used in both processes.
Full Grain Leather Leather made from the top layer of the hide or skin.