Deliming Agents

Purgamin GSB

deliming agent

Chemical composition

blend of organic acids and inorganic salts


coarse - grained yellowish powder

pH - value (1:10)

1.5 - 2.5


stable to acids and salts under usual tannery conditions


added undissolved

Field of application

Used in the deliming process to remove the lime and adjust the pH for the bating process.



  • acts quickly, very light and smooth pelts are achieved
  • no acid swelling has to be expected
  • dissolves quickly and entirely in water
  • not hygroscopic
  • chrome exhaustion during tanning is supported



      Purgamin GSB is added undissolved. It may be used in normal floats but also in so-called dry deliming. Applied quantities depend on the thickness and the lime content of the pelts and are between 0.5 % and 2.0 %.


      Purgamin GSB is a technical product and variations in colour can happen. The properties for application are not touched by this.

      Storage temperature

      Storage at temperatures between 5 °C and 40 °C.

      Shelf life

      Up to 12 months in the original sealed packing.


      Storage under dry conditions and protected from sun.

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