Innovative Active Cross-Linking Agents for Sustainable Leather Manufacturing

  • V. BeghettoEmail author
  • L. Agostinis
  • R. Taffarello
  • R. Samiolo
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 52)


For the first time New Active Cross-Linking agents (ACL) have been tested to process hides, demonstrating the possibility to produce good quality leather with a highly sustainable protocol. A comparison is made between ACL, chrome and other tanning agents commonly employed by the Leather Industry. In particular, ACL have been demonstrated to be the first tanning agents which leave no trace inside the skin producing totally non toxic tanned leather.


Leather Cross-linking Manufacturing industry Sustainable production 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Beghetto
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • L. Agostinis
    • 1
  • R. Taffarello
    • 2
  • R. Samiolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Sciences and NanosystemsUniversity Ca’ Foscari of VeniceVeniceItaly
  2. 2.Crossing S.r.l.TrevisoItaly

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