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Italian tannery machinery makers, Cartigliano, have been awarded the APLF MM&T Best Innovation award for its new vacuum drier, a-CNS. The award was presented to Cartigliano President, Antonio Polato during the APLF Best of APLF Awards ceremony and 30th Anniversary cocktail reception on April 1.
The award was given to Cartigliano for its highly-innovation vacuum dryer that brings down consumption of energy and reduces emissions into the air.
The new visually striking machine now permits a very deep and natural drying and grants a perfect thermo-fixation of the fibres without the normal known shrinkage of the area seen with vacuum drying.
As leather is a natural product, Cartigliano have realised that all drying treatments the leather must never exceed 37°c. Only in this way, the a-CNS enhances the natural quality of the leather without ruining it.
Following the drying process, the leather is almost completely dried with around 20% residual moisture. The leather perfectly thermo-fixed and will dramatically cut the shrinkage even for the following drying/conditioning stages.
"This is the first time, in 30-years of the APLF fair, that they recognise such an award to a manufacturing company. We are very proud of it", says Antonio Polato.