How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

Maximising chemical uptake during the leather making process is a good way to cut chemical costs and also minimise chemical loading in effluent, which can reduce discharge costs.

Simple calculations show that in many leather making processes, the uptake of chemistry in the material can be as low as 50-60%, meaning 40-50% of these expensive chemicals are being discharged to the environment as pollutants, which also comes at a cost to the leather manufacturer. It is important to remember that water pollutants are chemistries that have not been absorbed into the collagen or leather matrix; simply put, manufacturers are buying chemicals for the effluent plant, not for the leather they are making. The good news is that the efficiency of chemical processes can be measured in the factory environment, provided there is a good, basic, in-house laboratory facility.

At Eurofins | BLC, we have identified four techniques and metrics to do this which are available to Eurofins | BLC Members to download from the Member Toolkits section of this website.

Download the Information Sheet

 

Article image credits: ITALPROGETTI

15 May 2019

Latest News

Sustainable Materials London... How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

Eurofins | BLC is hosting the Sustainable Materials London Conference on 23 November 2022.

15 September 2022
Eurofins | BLC Digital Chrome... How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

This tool enables brands or suppliers to assess the risk of Chrome VI formation in their supply chain at the individual...

25 August 2022
The Importance of RSL Testing How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

Chemical compliance, and the world of RSL testing standards, is a fiercely energetic topic within the fashion and apparel...

11 August 2022
Digital Tool to Mitigate the... How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

Free Webinar: Friday 9th September Session 1: 10:00 (UTC +1) Session 2: 16:00 (UTC +1)  

5 August 2022
EU Strategy for Sustainable... How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

In March this year the European Commission published a communication covering strategy for sustainable and circular textiles...

4 August 2022
Sustainable Products... How to Measure Efficiency of Chemical Uptake in Leather Manufacturing

The European Commission has a public consultation open to encourage feedback on the Ecodesign Directive on consumer...

30 June 2022

Send An Enquiry

Contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation. For Eurofins | BLC to receive your enquiry, you must complete all 3 sections of the contact form below. To receive the Technical Update email, you simply need to complete this form. Eurofins | BLC aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

  • Step 1 Tell us about your enquiry
  • Step 2 Tell us about your business
  • Step 3 Tell us how we can contact you

Select your enquiry category








Type your enquiry

Tell us about your business

Tell us how we can contact you