• Belting Leather (BL) 1
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Color Guide

BL 1901 Dark Brown BL 1902 Chocolate BL 1903 Tan BL 1904 Cognac BL 1905 Red BL 1907 Burnt Orange BL 1911 Dark Green BL 1913 Indigo BL 1914 White BL 1915 Smoke BL 1916 Light Grey BL 1917 Gunmetal BL 1918 Medium Grey BL 1919 Cream BL 1920 Putty BL 1921 Taupe BL 1922 Khaki BL 1923 Brown BL 1924 Warm Beige BL 1925 Umber BL BLCK Black

Belting Leather (BL)

Belting Leather is a heavy weight, full grain leather that was originally developed during the Industrial Revolution to drive pulley belts and other machinery. With its thick, firm feel, this leather is 100 percent vegetable tanned and aniline dyed. The smooth, tight grain character is created from a unique blend of mimosa and chestnut and a premium selection of European raw material. Belting Leather is processed in Santa Croce, a region of Italy with a strong heritage of producing some of the finest quality vegetable tanned leathers.

Protected by a light water resistant finish, Belting Leather is suitable for a variety of applications. It can be used as an inlay on desks and tables or as straps and seat pads on custom furniture. The pliability of the product allows it to be woven, wrapped around columns, or applied to walls. Belting leather can also be custom cut, debossed, laser engraved, and layered to create decorative patterning.

  • Content European cowhide
  • Origin Italy
  • Hide Size 18–22 sq ft (1.7–2.0 sq m)
  • Thickness 2.8–3.2 mm
  • Weight 7.0–8.0 oz / sq ft (2136–2441 g / sq m)
  • Grain Full
  • Grain Texture Smooth, tight
  • Tannage Vegetable
  • Dye Aniline
  • Finish Light
  • Minimum Full hide
  • Primary Uses Furniture strapping, surface inlay, wall applications
  • Industry Aviation, contract, hospitality, marine, residential
  • Maintenance Wipe entire surface with a soft cloth and cool water to even out any abrasions or stains. Do not spot rub, for it will darken only that area. Occasional use of Spinneybeck Aniline Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector or Aniline Leather Maintenance Kit Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector is recommended. Other leather cleaners such as saddle soap or household cleaners that may contain harsh chemicals, alcohol or ink removers should never be used.
  • Custom Custom colors available
  • Special Services Die or lasercut, debossed, laser engraved, perforated, and embossed available with an upcharge
  • Colorfastness to Light Class 2–3
  • Colorfastness to Crocking Class 4–5 (dry), Class 4 (wet)
  • Flammability ASTM E 84: Class B
  • Boston Fire Dept BFD IX-1: Pass
  • CAL 117: Pass
  • Durability + Strength Breaking Force ASTM D 2208: 500+ lb
  • Elongation ASTM D 2211: 0–10% at 50 lb
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