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Leather

Description

General

Leather is made from skins of goats, cows, snakes, alligators, sharks, salmons, camels and many others. The usual trade unit is the quare feet.
Chrome-tanned cattle leather

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
6 53 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

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kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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MPa
MPa
MPa
kg/m³
15 37 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
9 41 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
MPa

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

34.13 mPt
0.16 Pt
447 mELU
MJ/MJ
40.8 MJ
41.68 kg
1.24 kg
Production of leather by the chromium process as performed in the Netherlands. Average data. Hides assumed to be a byproduct of milk and meat production with negligible allocation of environmental impact. Hence, not taken into account the impact of the production of 989 kg food and use of 0.56 ha grassland per cow.

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