Hides & Pelts

LASRA provide extensive testing of hides and pelts, servicing the fellmongery industry.

The hides and pelts are generally referred to as ‘cured’ as they have undergone processes such as salting
and treatment with biocides to prevent degradation prior to the pickling stage of leather processing.

 

Basic cure testing profile

• Boric acid

• Salt

• Salt saturation moisture

• Skin condition (moisture, hair slip)

• Safety salt coverage

 

Quantitative determination of the preservative agents are often analysed for additionally to the basic cure profile.
Preservation agents are used to ensure the hides/pelts are resistant to degradation by biological organisims.

 

Preservation agent testing includes:

• Sodium Metabisulphite

• Dichlorophen

• 90 day tropical chamber incubation test

 

Cattle hide,cure testing profile

• Boric acid

• Salt

• Salt saturation moisture

• Skin condition (moisture, hair slip)

• Safety salt coverage

• Ash on dry weight (cattle hides)

 

If you’re interested in a test not listed here, just contact us because it’s likely we can provide for your need.