THIN, FLEXIBLE, AND VERY STRONG, OUR SALMON LEATHER OFFERS THE WIDEST RANGE OF COLORS. THE TEXTURE OF THE SALMON LEATHER IS SMOOTH AND REFINED, WHILE THE DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF SALMON LEATHER IS A NARROW LINE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE SKIN. SALMON LEATHER TAKES COLOUR WELL SO THE HUES ARE BRIGHT AND EVEN WHILE THE RANGE OF COLOURS IS BROAD AND SUBTLE. THE LEATHER CAN EVEN BE PRODUCED IN A BRIGHT WHITE!
It's no coincidence that salmon leather is our most popular product. Salmon leather goes flawlessly with everything and experience has shown that salmon leather is quite simply a classic.
- Length and width: Hides of salmon are 60 to 65 cm long and 8 to 12 cm at the widest point.
- Size: Sizes are measured in square feet. The average size is 0.8 square feet.
- Thickness: Average 0.6 mm
- Tear strength: 90 Newtons
- Heat resistance:
Normal: 90 - 100°
NAC: 60° C
- Two different color bases: Two different processing methods- normal and NAC- produce two very different color bases – the color base is a crucial factor in the dyeing process. In addition to these two color bases, we offer both washable salmon leather and vegetable tanned salmon leather, for description on each method scroll down.
- Normal (Solid color effect, without contrasts). The natural grey base color is removed, and this enables us to achieve bright colors, even pure white. In this case the colour of the salmon leather is solid, without its natural two-tone effect of back and belly, and the scale pattern is less noticeable. This is the method we use most for salmon leather, and so we call it "normal."
- NAC (natural contrast): Through this method, we preserve the natural look of salmon leather which is always two-tone, with a dark back and pale belly. The grey base tone remains, and the scaly texture is more noticeable, especially through the darker parts on the back. For NAC salmon leather, the range of colors is more limited, and the palette is less bright. Pure white, for instance, is not possible.
- When working with undyed NAC (product code 910) allowance must be made for seasonal color variations: the salmon is naturally darker in winter than in summer. When NAC leather is dyed this color difference is largely eliminated.
- Color: "Normal" salmon leather offers a considerably larger range of colors than our other fish leathers, especially in brighter shades. For NAC salmon leather the color range is more limited.
- Texture: Salmon leather offers two main textures: with open scales – a rougher texture – or with closed scales, which is more refined.
- Finishes: Both textures (open or closed scales) offer a wide range of different finishes. Atlantic Leather can now offer nearly fifty different finishes.
Origin: Salmon lives wild in the North Atlantic ocean, and returns to Icelandic rivers to breed. Salmon for human consumption is also farmed in sea pens off Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway and elsewhere. All the skin of salmon used by Atlantic Leather is sourced from salmon farms in the Nordic countries.