LIFE10 ENV/IT/000364 ECOFATTING

2012 - 2013
Title: 
Environmentally friendly natural products instead of chloroparaffins in the fatting phase of the tanning cycle
Principal Investigator: 
Emilia Bramanti
Project type: 
PI.ICCOM

Abstract

ECOFATTING aims at demonstrating the use of an innovative technology for the fatting 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 chlorosulfonated currently used in the fatting phases during the leather tanning cycle.
Main goals: use of fatliquoring natural products which allow leather manufacturers to obtain the European eco-label for their products; less contamination of wastewaters; less generation of sludge; reduced consumption in the wastewater treatment stage.