Navigation Links
'Green' leather is in this season
Date:10/7/2007

Fashionistas after the latest in leather bags could soon have a greener selection to choose from. Scientists in India have modified the tanning process making it far more eco-friendly, reports Anne Pichon in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI.

Tanning is a complex chemical process used to transform perishable raw hides and skins into durable leather. Unfortunately, as a result, high levels of pollution are released into the water. Raghava Rao and his team at the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) in Adyar have modified the process to make it into an eco-friendly, cost-efficient method.

The researchers found that simply reversing the order of the tanning and post-tanning steps can drastically improve the process. By also promoting non-chemical-based pre-tanning methods, they have reduced the amount chemicals released by 82% and made an energy saving of nearly 40% (Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, doi: 10.1002/jctb.1727).

According to Rao, The significance is tremendous in the context of environmental challenges being faced by the leather industry. Most importantly, no loss of the leather quality was observed when compared with conventional tanning methods.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Richards
press@soci.org
44-020-759-81548
Society of Chemical Industry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New research indicates a troubled greenhouse is brewing
2. Genetic defects give the immune system the green light to attack the pancreas
3. While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
4. UN successfully tests green pesticide against locusts
5. Green catalyst destroys pesticides and munitions toxins, finds Carnegie Mellon University
6. Bacteria are key to green plastics, drugs
7. New tools used to control foodborne hepatitis A outbreaks related to green onions
8. Green diesel: New process makes liquid transportation fuel from plants
9. FDA: Highly Unlikely Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk
10. Microbes under Greenland Ice may be preview of what scientists find under Mars surface
11. Asleep in the deep: Model helps assess ocean-injection strategy for combating greenhouse effect
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... study of American singles found that during sex ... orgasm rates. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 ... making little difference. For women, however, orgasm occurrence ... 62.9 percent of the time during sex with ... with women,s sexual orientation, with lesbian women experiencing ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LiveScan ... has agreed to a partnership with Gabriel Health ... fastest growing Certified Nursing Assistant preparatory ... Institute  an exclusive member of Binary,s LiveScan service ... Biometrics will improve its service capabilities by ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometre ... biological tissues. New theoretical findings show that it is ... These could be the basis of an optimal technique ... or to be used in high-precision spectroscopy. Now, a ... efficiently generate the harmonic radiationswhich are multiples of an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 4LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region 2LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region 3Water window imaging opportunity 2
... respiratory pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa takes an ordinary protein ... molecules to turn it into a key for gaining access ... 7 in mBio , the online open-access journal of ... of Medicine, the University of Virginia, and Universidad de las ...
... in cases of lung edema, or fluid in the lungs, not ... believed, but they are also allowing water to pump in. ... it was previously believed that this pump mechanism just stopped when ... St. Michael,s Hospital. "But we,ve found not only do they stop ...
... Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) ... cells in the brain can produce a substance that ... had assumed that only certain fungi produced itaconic acid. ... the Metabolomics Group at LCSB, and Dr. Alessandro Michelucci ...
Cached Biology News:Pathogen turns protein into a virulence factor in 1 easy step 2Pathogen turns protein into a virulence factor in 1 easy step 3LCSB discovers endogenous antibiotic in the brain 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... a study published today (August 22nd), in the ... the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme establish the effect of ... of advanced genetic and optical techniques., "Serotonin is ... a wide range of brain functions, from the ... of complex emotional behaviours, This neurotransmitter is also ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Ophthalmic drug ... interesting and challenging endeavors as the anatomy, physiology ... properties to the foreign substances. Ocular drug delivery ... self medication and minimal use of needles; also ... drugs and provides specific targeting within the ocular ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) ... offering. The global molecular biology enzymes ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.74% ... kits, & reagents find applications in a large number ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 The identification ... organisms can be accelerated by exome sequencing. Built ... technologies, the custom SeqCap EZ Developer system has ... Mr. Watson will additionally present how he achieved ... available human and mouse exome kits. With over ...
Breaking Biology Technology:From happiness to pain: Understanding serotonin's function 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 4Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 3Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2
... 5 NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASD OTC Bulletin Board: NGNM), an operator ... fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2008. Fourth Quarter ... Revenue of $5.9 million, an increase of 56% ... 17.2% sequential increase in revenues in Q4 08 vs. Q3 08 , ...
... Rojas to Director of Global Business Development Operations , ... ... a leading provider of multilingual localization, testing and outsourced software development ... Vice President of Global Business Development and Helena Rojas to Director ...
... March 4 Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... of biologic products for regenerative healing, today reported ... year ended December 31, 2008."The last twelve months ... entire team worked diligently to execute our corporate ...
Cached Biology Technology:NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 2NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 3NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 4NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 5NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 6NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 7NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 8Localization and Translation Leader CSOFT International Ltd. Recognizes Efforts of Two Key Members of its Business Development Team 2Localization and Translation Leader CSOFT International Ltd. Recognizes Efforts of Two Key Members of its Business Development Team 3Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 2Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 3Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 4Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 5Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 6Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST 7