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Investigation of chromium (vi) detection methodology and development of a progressive production line avoiding cr (vi) contamination in user & eco friendly leather and leather goods

Objective

Major concern for the leather industry is the analyzed presence of toxic Cr (VI) traces in Cr (III) tanned leathers. Origin of the contamination is unknown, but the fact is that Cr (III) tanned leather products fail to pass upper accreditation limits of Cr (VI). The level of sector interest demands an appropriate methodology to develop a detailed understanding whether or not there really is Cr (VI) contamination in commercial leathers. If there is, the contamination must be avoided. In other case, the future of the worldwide industry that supplies nearly 85 % of leathers as Cr (III) tanned one will be under much stronger pressures by strict environmental legislations, health safety regulations and customer acts. The project will elucidate the origin of Cr (VI) traces in the leather, develop reliable official testing methods and evaluate current production technology and methodologies to avoid such a contamination in their end products.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

KELPANIGIRIS I. VASILIOS TANNERY
Address
Irinis Avenue 47
177 78 Tavros Attiki
Greece

Participants (1)

TENERIA LORPIEL S.L.
Spain
Address
Carretera De Caravaca, S/n
30800 Lorca