Leather colour chemistry

Description

Understand colour chemistry, the application and behaviour of dyes and colouring materials in relation to leather.

Alternative labels

dyeing chemistry for leather
leather colour chemistry
leather dyes
leather dyeing chemistry
leather colouring
colour chemistry for leather
dyeing chemistry

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Leather colour chemistry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Colour sampling operator: Colour sampling operators apply colours and finish mixes according to the defined recipes. They apply pigments, dyes or other finishing mixes.
Colour sampling technician: Colour sampling technicians prepare recipes of colours and dyeing mixes. They ensure consistency in colour while using materials from different sources.

Optional knowledge

Leather colour chemistry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Laundry worker: Laundry workers operate and monitor machines that use chemicals to wash or dry-clean articles such as cloth and leather garments, linens, drapes or carpets, ensuring the color and texture of these articles is being maintained. They work in laundry shops and industrial laundry companies and sort the articles received from clients by fabric type. They also determine the cleaning technique to be applied.
Leather wet processing department manager: Leather wet processing department managers plan and organise the work, the staff and equipment of the department involving the washing of the raw hides or skins. They remove unwanted elements, they weigh and prepare it for tanning. They coordinate supply of chemicals and raw materials. They perform elaboration of manufacturing recipes and monitor quality.
Leather production manager: Leather production managers plan all aspects of the leather production process. They ensure the required throughput of the factory in terms of quality and quantity of the leather. They organise the production staff. They monitor and ensure the operation of machinery and equipment. They cooperate with managers of each production department.
Leather laboratory technician: Leather laboratory technicians perform and report chemical analyses and physical tests of leather. They also perform and report chemical analyses of auxiliaries, environmental emissions and discharges. They ensure that the tests are carried out according to appropriate national, international or customer standards.
Leather finishing operations manager: Leather finishing operations manager plan and organise the work of the finishing department. They are in charge of chemical supply and equipment management. They also coordinate the staff.
Leather goods production manager: Leather goods production managers perform a wide range of activities and tasks in the field of management, namely, they plan, distribute and coordinate all necessary activities of the different leather goods manufacturing phases envisaging the accomplishment of the quality standards and production and productivity pre-defined goals.

 


 

References

  1. Leather colour chemistry – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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