Recent market research has indicated that the drying and conditioning operations in the tannery have a fundamental role in leather production and quality. Accurate control of the internal humidity for each piece during the final mechanical operations is critical to improve the leathers final characteristics and performances.

Carlessi, in a joint research project with scientists from the Institute of Creative Leather Technology at the University of Northampton, UK collaborated to define the role of conditioning during leather production and help understand, physically, how drying can affect the leather in terms of enhanced area yield and end-use performance.

This resulted in a completely new system for the drying and conditioning of leathers, particularly in full hides for furniture upholstery and automotive interiors.

Using Fratelli Carlessi’s world-leading experience making traditional tunnel and toggle driers, the new CRC – Cell Rotary Conditioning drier can simultaneously process wet leathers with different substances belonging to different process batches. In fact, the CRC has been designed to be fully automated and completely controllable with its results repeatable regardless of the production volumes or types of leather being processed.

Carlessi representatives will be available to explain the advantages and benefits of the new CRC drier in a modern leather production environment to tanners and finishers at:

India International Leather Fair (IILF), Chennai, February 1 – February 3, 2016, hall 1B, stand 08B

Simac Tanning-Tech, Milan, February 23-25, 2016, hall 18, stand D12/E11.