Tannery Process

Experience of Decades, Devotion of Generations…. Products for THE MOMENT

Three generations of Passion, Devotion and Tradition instils quality & values to everything at ALIG’s Production. Started as traditional Vegetable tanning in 1969, today Tannery Division backed by 4 units produces a range of high quality leather in various thicknesses and finishes for SHOE, UPHOLSTERY & LEATHER GOODS industry, using INDIAN & European Raw Hide and producing 24million square feet of Finished Leather annually, with a strong presence in domestic market and exporting to 22 countries, primarily S.E. Asian & European Regions.

Intensive investment on latest infrastructure, processing machines from Italy & Germany brings quality in every process of leather production. Most of the processings are automated and ones needing manual inspection and human touch for perfection are done with the help of scientific equipment, such as Spectrometer, Humidity meter, softness Meter etc., thus helping achieve our goals of being the Best in Industry.

1 -Soaking

First step to rehydrate the Leather to make it suitable for tanning process

2 -Tanning

A process by which the leather is made ready for commercial use and improves preservation of leather.

3 -Sammying

Levels the moisture content of leather to uniformity, making easier to handle and operate for further operation.

4 -Splitting

Splitting helps in getting the uneveness of natural leather to a more or less even thickness.

5 -Shaving

Shaving, fine tunes the unevenness of the leather to the required thickness as per the final product of leather.

6 -Dyeing

Dyeing gives major properties to leather needed for final product, such as softness, flatness, Color etc.

7 -Vacuum

Vacuum controls the moisture after the leather is Dyed, it lowers the moisture of leather evenly so that consistency in leather is maintained.

8 -Toggling

Toggling flattens and dries the leather to normal room moisture content, making it suitable for finishing process.

9 -Staking

Softens and opens the leather fibers, after the leather well dried to room temperature & humidity.

10 -Buffing

Buffing operation scrubs off the uneven defects of the leather and get the leather surface ready for finishing.

11 -Milling

Milling is primarily done to softness the leather & to give the natural milling pattern to the grain.

12 -Finishing

Finishing, gives character to the leather, such as Feel, Shine, Color, water-repellency and appearance.

13 -Ironing

Flattens the leather and improves the smoothness and feel of the leather.

14 -QC Check

Final QC assures that leather fulfills required specification of the customer.

15 -Inspection

physical and chemical tests carried out to international standards and customer specifications

16 -Measuring

Measures the area of the leather to decimal accuracy.