CSIR-CLRI projects its technology expertise and key services in IILF 2024

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In the 37th India International Leather Fair (IILF) 2024 held in Chennai during February 1-3, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute presented four of the critical domains and expertise viz. (a) technology supply, (b) consultancy services, (c) human resource development activities and (d) testing and quality assurance services. Dr. K J Sreeram, Director, CSIR-CLRI said that CSIR-CLRI is the global forerunner of technology development in the areas of leather, leather chemicals, leather products, environmental technology, cleaner production etc. 

Insofar the leather value chain is concerned, this Institute is the leading holder of knowledge products. Technologies developed and scrutinized through a robust process and validated to be industry-ready. Further, he added that we have the expertise in providing consultancy services in the areas of leather and allied areas, environmental protection, and management avenues. CSIR-CLRI has been a major center for human resource development creating a skilled and knowledge work force of different levels. 

The majority of the industrial units connected to the leather supply chain have been manned by those created by CSIR-CLRI. CSIR-CLRI has been operating a state-of-the-art facility center for testing of Physical, Chemical, and Biological parameters of leather, leather products, non-leather footwear, and its components for product. During IILF 2024, CSIR-CLRI displayed various products along with an interactive presentation on ‘Tannery of the Future’ software, which provides strategic routes and technological options for achieving comprehensive sustainability. During IILF 2024, CSIR-CLRI had taken the opportunity to enter into agreement with M/s Vishnu Chemicals Limited, Hyderabad for evaluating their chrome tanning agent, and M/s Allanasons Pvt. Ltd. Navi Mumbai for pollution attenuation.

CSIR-CLRI conducted a DESIGN WORKSHOP on the 2nd February in association with NID, DPIIT, and CLE during IILF 2024. Designers from India and abroad, and industry leaders had participated in the event. The perspectives, learning, and the experiences shared by them were benevolent to the participants immensely. Design Workshop was well attended by more than 80 participants from Industries.


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