Tannin and the Plants of the New World

Tannin and the Plants of the New World

As soon as they landed in the Americas, the Europeans discovered the existence of new plant species, some of which will prove to be particularly suitable for tannin extraction. In particular, two plants from South America: Quebracho, widespread in the present...
1796: the Birth of the Term “Tannin”

1796: the Birth of the Term “Tannin”

The Eighteenth century sees the birth of a new method of study of Nature, based on a systematic approach. These are the years of the encyclopedias, of a new relationship between Man and Nature. The study of sciences, and in particular of chemistry, makes a...
Tannin between the Two Wars

Tannin between the Two Wars

Tannin had a prominent role also during the two world wars, since various  leather articles and leather soles were present in the equipment of all the armies. The boots of the soldiers were made of leather, the leather soles; leather harness were used for the...
Tannin in the Twentieth Century

Tannin in the Twentieth Century

After World War Two, a gradual industrialization of the tanning industry occurred, due to the request of reducing production times. The drum, invented in the former decades, played a key role in this process. However, it was not considered enough. In order to meet...

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