Chrome tanning is widely practised all over the world. Tanneries in the SME sector in developing countries adopt traditional practices of chrome tanning where the uptake of chrome by pelt is, generally in the range of 50-60%. This results in a direct economic loss.
The tanning industry uses a considerable amount of hot water in its processing, mainly during the beamhouse, tanning and dyeing. Up to now, the industry has been heating water with fossil fuels, gas oil and natural gas, either with a conventional boiler or, in certain locations,
The 18th UNIDO Leather and Leather Products Industry Panel was hosted by China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) from 31 August until 5th Sepetember 2012 in Shnaghai/China. The sixth leather forum was part of the session.
The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) invited UNIDO to hold the 17th meeting of the Leather Panel in Addis Ababa. The meeting was organized also in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry from 18 to 21 January 2010.
The Associação Brasileira Das Indústrias de Calçados (Abicalçados – www.abicalcados.com.br) invited UNIDO to hold the 16th meeting of the Leather Panel in Gramado. The programme of Leather Panel meeting followed the experience from the previous Leather