Mimosa DK is a dark coloured extract that gives the good filling properties of standard Mimosa ME. In vegetable tanning Mimosa DK produces a leather with a deeper brown colour. In the retanning of chrome leathers Mimosa DK is ideal for darker coloured leathers whilst maintaining all the characteristics of Mimosa ME.
For vegetable tannage of sole, strap, case, harness and bridle leathers and depending on the colour required between 10% and 20% Mimosa DK can be used in conjunction with other Mimosa products such as Mimosa ME and Mimosa RG.
For retannage of chrome leather between 5% and 15% Mimosa DK is recommended.
For heavy vegetable retannage on chrome leather up to 15% Mimosa DK is recommended.
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Mimosa extract is a very versatile tanning compound and can be used for tannage on its own or in combination with other tanning compounds. There are many speciality types of leather produced by combining Mimosa extract with other chemicals, such as chrome or organic tanning compounds, in pre-tannages or re-tannages.