Project AMICO

Machine Automation to Innovate Tannery Sector.

Finishing is the final manufacturing phase of leather article production, conferring the final aspect and aesthetic features. Often leather may present some defects on the surface acquired during animal life or provoked by adverse storage conditions after the hide is skinned. Such defect qualifies the leather, thus reducing its market price. Italy is the main world exporter of semifinished products because of the limited amount of raw hide on national level. Tannery industries, to face customer demand and limit the production costs buy also second choice products, having the abovementioned defects. This project is direct to the Santacrocese tanning sector which is characterized by small companies with high production flexibility, so the goal we have to reach is a machinery flexible for every finishing exigence and a machinery which can create an add valour on low selection leather.