Project with funding from POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020


Study and testing of a new industrial process, Reduced energy Consumption and reduced Emissions into the environment, for the re-organisation of company structure and production of an INDUSTRIAL RANGE of technical ceramics made with sintered aluminium for production plants.

Studio Arcadia S.r.l.

Project co-financed

under Tuscany

POR FESR 2014-2020 – Measure 1.1.5


Project with funding from POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020

Automation of machinery for innovation in the tanning sector

Finishing is, as the name suggests, the final stage of leather tanning, it gives the look and definitive aesthetic characteristics. Often there are natural defects on the surface that arise during the life of the animal or are the result of poor preservation of the leather after skinning. These defects are used to categorise the hides during trading and will reduce its price. Italy is the main importer of semi-processed hides because of the low domestic number of cattle and sheep. In order to satisfy demand for finished products, and to limit production costs for clients and the market, Italian tanneries will buy second choice hides with defects. This project is for the tanning sector of Santa Croce that comprises small companies with highly adaptable production. The aim is to provide flexible machinery that can satisfy every finishing demand, giving added value even to lower grade hides.