The present project aims at demonstrating the use of an innovative technology for the defatting phase of the leather tanning process, with the goal of producing new or existing products with a significantly higher eco-sustainability profile.
The specific technical goal of the project consists in the demonstration of use of a new category of products of natural origin, capable of substituting chlorinated currently used in the defatting phases during the leather tanning cycle.
The main evnvironmental, social and economical goal of ECODEFATTING project will be the replacement of current commercial chemical and toxic products with natural products in the defatting phase of the tannery cycle, in order to establish a significantly eco-sustainable and convenient business for companies. This project will contribute to the protection of the environment and will act primarily for a sustainable development of the leather business through:
It will be possible to avoid the use of defatting agents which favour the transformation of chromium III into chromium VI due to the disposal of the used leather articles and waste leather from the tanning industry.