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Ecofriendly Leather Tanned with Titanium - TiLEATHER
Chrome is used in more than 90% of the leather tanned worldwide. A frequently used form is trivalent chromium, which, under certain conditions, can oxidise to hexavalent chromium. Proven to be carcinogenic, hexavalent chromium can harm humans and the environment by leaching into the water supply.
TiLEATHER’s goal is to market chrome-free leather under the label Sanotan with a production capacity of 1 200 000 square feet a year.
The main environmental improvements achieved over the two years of the project are the reduction of the use of chromium compounds amounting to 25.5 tonnes; reduction of CO2 emissions by 35 tonnes, and the elimination of chromium contamination in wastewater.