What is a Beamhouse?

Beamhouse is a stage in leather processing that involves the initial preparation and treatment of raw animal hides or skins before further processing. The beamhouse processes include soaking the hides in water or a chemical solution to remove impurities, fleshing to remove excess tissue, and liming to facilitate hair removal and improve the overall quality of the hides. Beamhouse operations are essential for leather production, providing a clean and workable material for subsequent tanning, dyeing, and finishing processes.