Goat leather parchment

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Goat leather is a type of leather made from the skin of goats. It is very durable and versatile material that can be used for various purposes. Goat leather is often considered the most valuable of all types of leather produced from domestic animals. Goats are very modest in terms of feeding and keeping conditions and they are resistant to diseases. They are adapted to moving on steep and rugged terrain where they take advantage of the scarce vegetation and "clean" the terrain.

Name of Material in the local and Latin language
Pergament od kozje kože
Type of Material
Organic
Commonly Found Locations
Goats are mountain animals, which in natural conditions live in Central and Western Asia, Europe and Northeast Africa.
Major Industrial Producers or Suppliers
N/a

Colour
Creamy white colour.
Density
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Hardness
The goat leather is known for its impressive softness, suppleness, and strength. It is highly durable.
Melting/Boiling Point
Leather does not have a melting temperature.
Solubility
Alcohol can damage leather, but goat leather is naturally waterproof due to the secretion of lanolin and waxy oils.
Structure
It is soft, lightweight, and has a distinctive and authentic texture
Chemical Composition
Water, protein, fatty materials and some mineral salts.

Industrial and Crafts Applications
Rugs, carpet binding, gloves, boots, handbags.
Historical or Cultural Uses
Kidskin or kid leather is a type of soft, thin leather that is traditionally used for gloves. The phrase “kid gloves” is used since at least 1888 as a metaphor for careful handling. Kidskin is traditionally made from goatskin - more specifically, the skin of young goats. Also this skin was used to make early medieval parchment.
Environmental Impact
Processing leather itself has environmental impacts. Tanning leather generates a large amount of waste.
Innovative or Emerging Applications
N/a

Extraction Methods
Tanning of raw skin (removing the hair and soaking in solution in order to remove fat), treating with chemicals.
Processing Techniques
Dyeing, drying.
Sustainability and Environmental Considerations
Leather products are biodegradable.
Recycling and Waste Management
Leather is highly and easily recyclable.