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CSIR Chrome Tanning Technology (Waterless Tanning) Features, Benefits,

 

 

Environment-Friendly Chrome Tanning Technology by CSIR Research, Innovation, Features, Applications, Benefits, Significance

CSIR has developed a Game-changing technology for enabling the Indian leather sector to complete the set target of USD 27 billion by 2020 by making leather processing environmentally sustainable. This is Waterless chrome tanning technology, which is a first of its kind technology to reduce chromium pollution load.

This is Waterless chrome tanning technology, which is a first of its kind technology to reduce chromium pollution load.

About 20 thousand tons of chrome tanning agent is discharged in the wastewater.  CSIR's Waterless tanning technology has now found PAN INDIA acceptance, with tanners in all clusters enrolling for its adoption. 

Such technological interventions in the development of first of its kind leather chemicals, environmentally friendly leather processing, global fashion forecasting for colours, designs thus leading to increased trade and exports.

The significance of this technology are:-

a) It completely eliminates two processes before and after tanning,

b) Eliminates the use of water in tanning,

c) Reduces the total dissolved solids in wastewater from this process by 20% and also

d) brings down the usage of chromium by 15-20%, resulting in material saving.

Efforts are now on to explain this technology both nationally and globally. Several countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Vietnam and Brazil have evinced interest in this CSIR technology.


 

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