A Mini Review: Role of Natural Binders in Leather Finishing A Comparative Approach

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Janani Venkatramani
Bindia Sahu


Leather finishing has its own importance in leather making. A variety of chemicals are used in the finishing operation, to provide the aesthetic look of the leather products. The role of finishing chemicals such as pigments, dyes, plasticizers, wax emulsions, cross linkers, fillers, wetting, penetrating agents and binders have their own role to give finished look to the leather products. A binder plays significant role in the leather finishing. This review elaborated on the role of natural binders with respect to their properties, application and binding effects in leather finishing against synthetic binders. This review focuses on a greener approach to leather finishing.

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