The production process of the first layer cowhide leather mainly includes three stages: preparation, tanning and finishing.
The preparation process is to remove impurities and fibers from raw skins in preparation for the tanning process.The specific steps include presoaking, main soaking, hair removal, ash dipping, reash, etc.
The tanning process is the key step of the making cowhide leather. Tanning of cowhide is usually done in vegetable tanning and chrome tanning. Vegetable tanning is the more common tanning method in which cowhide is tanned to make it softer and firmer.
Finishing is the last step of making the first layer of cowhide, including finishing, coloring, polishing, pleating and other processes.