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How leather waste shines with value

08 June 2012

Leather waste can now be put to use for making chappal upper, children’s footwear and light leather consumer products such as wallets and key chains. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai has come up with reconstituted leather-like material from leather wasted at shoe manufacturing companies, tanneries and also by using the leather portion of spent shoes and old leather bags.

The reconstituted leather, which found place at a stall at the Ambur Open-3 held at the Ambur Trade Centre, was developed in the last five to six months at the CLRI. “This was under research for the past one year as we have to find out the particular binder and fibre for this. It was in the last five to six months that we emerged with the product,” said T.P. Sastry, Scientist and Head of Bio-products Laboratory, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai. Three members worked along with Mr. Sastry to come up with the product….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article3503809.ece?textsize=large&test=1

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Written by csirindia

June 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

Posted in CLRI

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