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CLRI training 650 SC people in leather product making

CENNAI: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR-CLRI) for the first time is providing free training and placements for more than 650 people from the scheduled castes in making quality leather products.

Organised jointly with Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation Limited (TAHDCO) as part of CLRI’s artisanal programme, the training programme is funded by National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation…

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/CLRI-training-650-SC-people-in-leather-product-making/articleshow/50763587.cms

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January 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

Posted in CLRI, Uncategorized

‘Innovation is the Way Ahead’

29 September 2015

CHENNAI:  Intervention is the core of innovation, echoed experts at the recent CSIR-CLRI’s (Council of Scientific Industrial Research — Central Leather Research Institute) Foundation day in the city. Emphasis was laid on the need for not just reproducing technology, but creating more of our own to find innovative pathways in the leather business. “India is amongst the leading producers of leather. The industry makes a revenue of 6 billion dollars, the only other country that is ahead is Vietnam with 13 billion dollar worth exports,” said Shafeeq Ahmed, chairman Indian Finished Leather Manufacturers & Exporters Association (IFLMEA)…

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Innovation-is-the-Way-Ahead/2015/09/29/article3052218.ece

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September 29, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Posted in CLRI

CSIR and CLRI conducts Founders Day festival

29 September 2012

CHENNAI:  The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) celebrated their 70th Founders Day here on Tuesday. Several staff members were honoured during the function for their service.

Founded in September 26, 1942 as an apex body under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, with the prime objective to catering to the needs of the industrial development of the country, CLRI is one of the National Laboratories under the umbrella of CSIR, devoted to research and development activities in leather and allied industries…..

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/csir-and-clri-conducts-founders-day-festival/295574-60-120.html

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October 1, 2012 at 7:04 am

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Turning tannery waste into fuel

05 July 2012

Tamil Nadu will be home to one of the world’s first bio-refineries which will use solid waste generated from tanneries in the Vellore district.

The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) in Chennai, a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have succeeded in developing a bio-refinery which will produce biodiesel, bioethanol, biohydrogen and biomethane.

‘With this biorefinery we will ensure that tanneries across the country do not discharge any kind of solid waste. There will not be any waste to be discharged because we will use it as raw materials’, Palani Shanmugam, the CLRI scientist who designed the refinery told DNA.

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July 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

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Tamil Nadu to have world’s first biorefinery

25 June 2012

CHENNAI:  Tamil Nadu will be home to the world’s first biorefinery which will use solid waste generated from tanneries in Vellore district.

The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) at Chennai, a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has succeeded in developing a biorefinery which will produce biodiesel, bioethanol, biohydrogen and biomethane.

“With this bio refinery we will ensure that tanneries across the country do not discharge any kind of solid waste. There will not be any waste to be discharged because we will use it as raw materials,” Palani Shanmugam (42), the CLRI scientist who designed the refinery told DNA……

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_tamil-nadu-to-have-worlds-first-biorefinery_1706301

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June 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

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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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June 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

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NID to tie up with Central Leather Research Institute to boost start-ups

06 March 2012

In a major boost to budding entrepreneurs planning to build successful lifestyle accessories brands, the incubatee cell of the National Institute of Design has decided to tie up with one of India’s largest leather research institute, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/nid-to-tie-up-with-central-leather-research-institute-to-boost-startups/920646

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March 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

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