Transforming 2 processes of leather production “Unhairing and liming” and “tanning” in a “sustainable” process.
The research activity aims to reduce the environmental impact of the production process, improve the quality of the final product and, at the same time, safeguard the safety of workers. This last objective is achieved by reducing the physical effort and exposure of the operator to polluting and hazardous agents and to the environmental impact. Regarding the environment, the project intends to reduce solid waste and improve the quality of sewage at the end of the tanning process.
The project intends to pursue research activities, increase the environmental sustainability of the activity, protect the resources, the raw materials and the human resources involved. The plan is to continue the constant investment in research and development with the aim of reducing and limiting the impact of the plant and increasing its competitiveness, also orienting itself and making the principles of Industry 4.0 its own, with the purpose of achieving an extremely sustainable business strategy. These are the reasons why the project is oriented towards sustainability. He wants to optimize the two separate phases of the “unhairing and liming” and “tanning” process, aiming to reduce the physical effort and exposure of the worker to chemical agents and pollutants; align the quality of the final product with current standards; a reduction of chemical factors by reducing industrial waste and improving sewage at the end of the process.