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Leather chemical solutions for each stage of the tanning process

Buckman is the industry leader in microorganism-control programs and hide-preservation solutions. And our diverse portfolio includes superior beamhouse and tanyard chemicals, along with wet-end and finishing applications that optimize performance and meet fashion requirements through all phases of the leather-making process. Our global team offers expert consultative advice and proactive suggestions, sharing information to continuously improve our product line and service.

In short, Buckman brings leather chemical solutions, industry knowledge and collaborative problem-solving to leather manufacturers around the world. All so they can bring better quality leathers to market. Our commitment is enduring. As enduring as leather itself.

Microorganism control programs that protect your product

Damage caused by microorganisms cost the global leather industry tens of millions of dollars in revenue each year. Hide and skin suppliers and tanners understand the need to use microbicide products to protect their valuable raw material.

Buckman’s microorganism control program, led by our leading brand of Busan® products, is the global benchmark for performance and comprises three basic elements:

  • Process Optimization: Selection of the right product, at the right dosage, and applied in the right part of the process.
  • Performance Monitoring: Measurements to confirm the uptake of the active substance and compatibility with the processing environment.
  • Product Stewardship: Safe use of products within prevailing regulatory guidelines.

We offer a broad range of bactericides, fungicides sanitizers and combination products containing different active substances in a range of concentrations to meet all needs. Products are expertly formulated to obtain optimal distribution in processing. On-site methods and laboratory techniques are then used to measure performance, ensuring reliable results.

Improve your process with Buckman Beamhouse & Tanyard Systems (BBTS)

Buckman’s comprehensive beamhouse and tanyard processing technologies can save time, eliminate bottlenecks, boost yield and reduce inconsistency resulting in lower production costs and increased profitability. After all, leather is made in the beamhouse.

Our BBTS products can help you streamline and improve every step – soaking, degreasing, unhairing, deliming, bating, pickling, tanning and effluent management. Our BBTS specialists can provide the expertise you need to help solve technical problems, enhance safety and reduce your tannery’s environmental footprint.

Advanced chemistries that enhance the finish

Fashion will come and go, but the commercial success of each crust and finished leather will depend to a large extent on consistent results coming from a balanced recipe based on quality products from a reliable supplier. Buckman technicians can help your development department create articles new to the marketplace; we can help match fashion items required by your customer; we can help improve performance results to meet demanding standards.

We offer a wide range of chemical products including auxiliaries, syntans, neutralizing agents, fixatives, fatliquors, and finishing products to cost-effectively help you develop fashion and technical leathers that meet the needs of today’s marketplace.

Is your chrome tanning system worth its salt?

Chrome tanning creates all sorts of challenges. But with the Busperse® Chrome Tanning System from Buckman, you'll see improved waste water, big savings of time, chrome powder, and water. Making your tannery more sustainable and profitable!


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