ECO Guidelines Salt & Nitrogen Reduction in the Leather Making Process

This publication is the second of a series that TFL is preparing in order to enhance the understanding of environmental and ecological aspects in leather manufacturing. Worldwide there is a lot of emphasis on operating in a manner that is compatible with the best ecological and environmental practices. This requires many tanneries and supply industries to have a better understanding of the whole ecological process of leather manufacturing from the start to the end.

The focus here will be to show, in a clear and easy to understand manner, how much and at which process steps the salt and nitrogen levels can be reduced by means of modifications to the process and the chemicals being used.