Dr Marco Nogarole, Business Services Manager at Arzignano District, SSIP (Italian Leather Research Institute) will discuss research into optimising wet-white tanning processes.

This research looks at how tanners can optimise processes by verifying the efficacy of tanning in order to allow greater control and rationalisation of chemicals.

Dr Nogarole will discuss how, in the study, the degree of tanning agent fixation and cross-linking effectiveness is assessed by measuring the residual reactivity, as the measurement of the collagen proteins amine groups that have not reacted with the tanning agent.

Additionally, he will discuss another SSIP study which focuses on quantifying the environmental footprint of 1 sq m of finished leather for the automotive sector, in compliance with Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules of Leather and a comparison of the impact of chrome and glutaraldehyde tanned materials.

About the speaker

Marco Nogarole is SSIP Business Services Manager at Arzignano District. He handles management, development and promotion of SSIP activities in the Veneto district of Arzignano for tanneries and for leather and hide users, with particular reference to business services, laboratory analysis, technology and knowledge transfer, alongside support for the polytechnic’s leather training programs.

Before his current role, he was Research and Development Manager for chemical products company Ikem, Plant Manager for leather chemical products and for environmental obligations (wastewater, gas emissions and waste) and ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Manager. And, as Project Manager of several funded European projects, he has also published several scientific articles and spoken at several leather industry conferences.

To view the full speaker programme for this conference, or to register to attend visit theĀ event page. The conference will be hybrid so the presentations can be viewed online and on-demand for anyone who is unable to travel to Milan on September 23.