LIFETAN

Title: Eco-friendly tanning cycle

Principal Investigator: Emilia Bramanti

Project Type: International

Duration: 01/10/2015-30/09/2017

Website: http://www.lifetan.eu/en

Abstract: LIFETAN aims at demonstrating the use of innovative natural products and technologies for the bating, defatting, fatting, dyeing and tanning phases of the whole leather tanning process, on the basis of the integration of the successful results of previous LIFE projects (BioNaD, ECODEFATTING, PODEBA, ECOFATTING e OXATAN). The main environmental, social and economical goal of LIFETAN project is the replacement of current commercial chemical and toxic products with natural products in the whole tanning cycle, in order to establish a significantly eco-sustainable and convenient business for companies. Production of high quality leather products, traditional or new, perfectly workable.

ICCOM Participants: Massimo Onor, Alessandro D’Ulivo, Manuela Cempini, Emanuela Pitzalis, Simona Biagi, Marco Carlo Mascherpa.

Partnership: ICCOM-CNR, ENEA, INESCOP, NEWPORT, TREDELTA.

Sponsored by: European Commission through LIFE+ ENV/IT/LIFETAN/000443.

Overall Budget: € 975,506.00

EC Financial contribution: € 554,867.00

Financial contribution for ICCOM: € 177,280.00