Splits

When we began production with Möller-Werke to produce our own wet blue hides, we automatically obtained splits which went on immediately to be trimmed by our specialists, sorted and prepared to each tanner’s individual needs. The result was a splits operation which quickly grew from our own production. In addition, we began to acquire splits from other tanners and today we offer a wide selection of splits either fresh, brined or wet blue.

All split hides are trimmed, i.e. bellies and shoulder are cut off, and the double butts are selected for quality. 

Afterwards the double butts are either drum salted or chrome tanned. In the brined state, the butts are classified according to weight. All wetblue double butts are classified after sammying according to minimum substance all over the surface. In addition the double butts are measured for size. Both details are printed on to the butt, which helps in simplifying controls.

The accumulating belly and shoulder splits from trimming are sorted among grades and supplied in their fresh condition daily to the European gelatin and collagen industry.

 

Wet blue and Brined Splits Specification List

wetblue german bull double butt splits brined german double butt splits
selection: ca. 80/20% I/II, or better selection: ca. 80/20% I/II, or better

substance:

weight:

up to 1,0 mm 10/+ sqft  avg. ca. 16/17 sqft 3/6 kg avg. ca. 5 kg
1,0/1,5 mm 10/+ sqft avg. ca. 16/18 sqft 6/8 kg  avg. ca. 7,0/7,25 kg
1,5/2,0 mm 15/+ sqft avg. ca. 19/21 sqft 8/10 kg avg. ca. 9,0/9,50 kg
2,0/2,5 mm 15/+ sqft avg. ca. 20/22 sqft 10/12 kg avg. ca. 11,0/11,5 kg
2,5/3,0 mm 15/+ sqft avg. ca. 21/23 sqft 12/+ kg avg. ca. 13,5 kg
3,0 mm and up 15/+ sqft avg. ca. 21/24 sqft       
wetblue german cox double butt splits brined german double butt splits
selection: ca. 90/10% I/II, or better selection: 100% seconds

substance:

weight:

up to 1,0 mm 10/+ sqft avg. ca. 13/15 sqft 3/6 kg  avg. ca. 5 kg
1,0/1,5 mm 10/+ sqft avg. ca. 14/16 sqft 6/8 kg avg. ca. 7 kg
1,5/2,0 mm 12/+ sqft avg. ca. 16/17 sqft 8/10 kg avg. ca. 9 kg
2,0/2,5 mm 12/+ sqft avg. ca. 18/20 sqft 10/+ kg avg. ca. 12 kg
2,5/3,0 mm 12/+ sqft avg. ca. 19/21 sqft       
3,0 mm and up 12/+ sqft avg. ca. 19/23 sqft