Liquid soaking agent from TFL20 July 2011
The secret of a good beamhouse process lies in the soak. To achieve this, the hide has to be wet back and the surface has to be free of dirt, dung and grease. Universal surfactants like non-ionic fatty alcohol ethoxylates are often used to perform soaking, but they can create various problems like excessive removal of natural grease and thereby create looseness and emptiness in the leather.
TFL launch a new soaking agent in liquid form, Pellvi CSW, which is enzyme-free and free of nonylphenol ethoxylates. This soaking agent wets back hides well without mobilising natural grease, resulting in tight and full leathers and thereby providing a good basis for maximum cutting yields.
The product also optimises the opening-up of the hide structure and promotes the removal of dirt, blood and dung, even at low temperatures. It provides particularly clean, smooth pelts and good cutting yields can be achieved, if subsequently combined with an Erhavit liming agent for improving the efficiency and penetration of the liming chemicals.