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Comparative Study of the Surface Properties for Some Different Types of Leather Finishes

Journal: Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems (ICAMS) (Vol.2020, No. 8)

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Page : 49-54

Keywords : leather; hydrophilic/hydrophobic activity; microbiologic activity;

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A surface characteristic of leather is an important parameter in shoe industry. During the usage, the surface of shoes is the main barrier against the environment (mostly water). The macroscopic and microscopic evaluation is useful to see the surface aspect (surface defects, continuity of finish, cracks). Test for hydrophilic/hydrophobic activity is important for the leather. In this way we can estimate if the finishing touches absorb or repel the water. Microbiological test is also important, because during an intense usage, inside the shoes are released a lot of chemicals through foot perspiration that can provide a perfect environment for development of mold and bacteria in the main structure of the shoe. The samples for this study will be five bovine leathers with different finishes.

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