Industrial Leathers

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Since 1840, Thomas Ware & Sons have been producing industrial leathers for a variety of different applications specifically: flat leather belting for power transmission, round banding leather belting for industrial sewing machines, hydraulic leathers for packing and seals and a wide range of bespoke products such as pickers, and swells for industrial textile machinery, with the majority exported round the world.

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Processes are carefully tailored to meet the particular physical properties required such as heat resistance, elongation, abrasion and tensile strength.

We have a well-equipped laboratory undertaking rigorous testing on all technical leathers during process and prior to dispatch.

Product Summary:

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Wet stretched belting leather:
Traditional vegetable pit tanned leather which is then further dressed and wet stretched under tremendous forces to reduce elongation and increase tensile strength in a process lasting up to 6 months.
Thicknesses 3mm through to 7mm.

Round banding leather:
Again, traditionally tanned in pits for many months, the leather is heavily dressed with a unique
mixture of oils and greases to give the ultimate in strength.
Thicknesses 5mm through to 9mm.

Chrome-Retan Leather:
The leather is double tanned to withstand very high temperatures. Used for hydraulic seals
and packings.
Thicknesses 3.5mm through to 8mm.

Razor Honing:
Chrome tanned leather designed to have extraordinary abrasion properties. Various Shore Hardnesses are available.
Thicknesses 4.8-5.2mm.

Vegetable Tanned Ginning Leather:
Thicknesses 3mm through to 7mm.

Friction Leathers:
Chrome tanned buffalo hide required by certain stamping presses in the cutlery and ancillary trades.