Smelly leather – Case #228

July 11, 2014


“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: a lot of cowhide finished leather arrived at final inspection with a very strong smell.


Impactiva solution: we suggested the tannery to hang the hides up for 6 days to disperse the smell. After 6 days the smell didn’t disappear so we had to reject the lot. We performed a root cause analysis, and found that the reason was that the tannery used an expired chemical product in the finishing of this lot.

Stay tuned for more Impactiva technical solutions to every day production problems.