Shaving of hides and skins

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General description

The shaving process is carried out to reduce and/or even out the thickness throughout the hide or skin. The hides and skins are put through a machine with a rapidly revolving cylinder cutting fine, thin fragments from the flesh side. Shaving can be carried out on tanned or crusted leather. The small pieces of leather which are shaved off are called shavings.

Source: Joint Research Centre, Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Tanning of Hides and Skins, 2013

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