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New application of soluble silicates in leather production (in order to reduce contamination in tannery effluents)

Objective

Common curing salt (NaCl) for raw hides and skins will be replaced by alkali silicates in order to preserve them for transport and storage. By this measure, salt contamination in tannery effluents will be reduced to a level, permitting agricultural utilization of these effluents. The application of silicates will require changes in leather technology, whereat a better exhaustion of tannery auxiliaries will be achieved. In addition, ilicate-stabilized pelts (un-haired hides and skins) are likely to serve as a new commodity for European tanneries. In the scientific part, the role of silicates will be investigated. Experiences from this part will lead to adaptations of leather technology, which will result in improved auxiliary exhaustion and reduced effluent contamination.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LEDERINSTITUT GERBERSCHULE REUTLINGEN E.V.
Address
9,Erwin-seiz-strasse 9
72764 Reutlingen
Germany

Participants (8)

ADVANCED FEDERAL TEACHING AND TESTING INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Austria
Address
79,Rosensteinggasse 79
1170 Wien
BANGLADESH COLLEGE OF LEATHER TECHNOLOGY
Bangladesh
Address
Hazaribagh 44-50
1209 Dacca
CENTRAL LEATHER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
India
Address
Sardar Patel Road - Clri Campus
600 020 Adyar, Chennai
CONFEDERATION DES ASSOCIATIONS NATIONALES DE TANNEURS ET MEGISSIERS DE LA COMMUNAUTE EUROPEENNE
Belgium
Address
3,Rue Belliard 3
1040 Bruxelles
DR. TH. BOEHME KG CHEM. FABRIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Isardamm 79-83
82538 Geretsried-gelting
LEATHER RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BANGLADESH COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Bangladesh
Address
Nayerhat, Savar
1350 Dhaka
LEDERFABRIK VOGL GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Address
Moosstrasse 10A
5230 Mattighofen
RICHARD DANIELS
United Kingdom
Address
Green Croft, Moulton Lane, Boughton
NN2 8RF Northampton