Quality ControlResearch, Development and Sustainability
Sciarada’s productive approach has always been attentive and sensitive to changes. Respect for the environment and safety at the workplace are the elements that characterise the company’s work ethic.
In addition to a laboratory for controlling the quality of its products, Sciarada has at its disposal a research center for the development of new products and the optimization of tanning techniques.
The Research & Development Department creates products with more and more performing characteristics and low environmental impact. Our challenge is to render our production process that is faithful to tradition as scientific as possible.
Research and Development department
The Research and Development Department is a centre of excellence where Sciarada technicians meet clients and suppliers. The department is composed of 2 laboratories:
The chemical laboratory carries out analysis to control supplies and it is equipped with analytic instruments and equipment among which:
The department makes its structures and the skills of its team available to clients and external companies.
The physical-mechanical laboratory carries out tests aimed at controlling quality and verifying the requirements requested by the client. It is equipped with:
The laboratory operates in an environment with constant and controlled humidity and temperature conditions (23°C – 50% HR).
Our laboratories carry out a series of tests to guarantee and certify the quality of our articles, the fulfilment of the client’s requirements, and/or compliance with the technical regulation in force.
UNI EN ISO 11640 Color fastness to rubbing (veslic)
QB/T 2537 Color fastness to rubbing (veslic)
ISO 20433 fastness to rubbing (veslic) QB/T 2537 Color fastness to rubbing (crockmeter)
UNI EN ISO 105x-12
ISO 105-B02 Color fastness of leather to light: Xenon Lamp (Atlas Suntest XLS+)
UNI EN ISO 11642 Resistance to dynamic penetration. Colour fastness to water
UNI EN ISO 11641 Colour fastness to perspiration
UNI EN ISO 14268 Determination of water vapour permeability
UNI 11308 Determination of distension and strength of grain
UNI EN ISO 15700 (burst method) Color fastness to water spotting
UNI EN ISO 5403 Determination of water resistance of flexible leather
UNI 11293 Determination of water absorption by capillarity
ISO 3379 Determination of distension and strength of leather grain (Ball burst method)
UNI EN ISO 15701 Colour fastness to migration into polymeric material PVC
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Sciarada has equipped itself with an automated system for the dosing of chemical products (transfer from storage tanks, weighing, mixing, sending to holding tank, piping and discharge in the drum, cleaning), which considerably reduces execution times and error possibility.
In addition, the system allows reducing waste of chemicals during the process, with consequent environmental benefit.
Lastly, worker’s health protection by drastically reducing the presence of dusts in the work environment.
Sciarada is one of the first Italian tanneries to have understood the benefits of the industrial revolution 4.0, machine automation has allowed monitoring and standardising production processes.
DRUM RECIPES REVIEW
• – 35% water use reduction in 3 years
• Reduction of energy use per m2
• Efficiency of plants and production processes
AUTOMATIC DOSING OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS
• Reduction of the amount of dust in the work environment
• Less use of chemicals
• Metal free tanning (PIUMA line)
• Recovery of production waste within the production cycle (new process evolo®)
The Research & Development Department has obtained a new eco-sustainable product whose characteristics are compatible with the Sciarada process standards: evolo®
– 42% CHEMICALS
– 66% WATER
– 50% CO2 EMISSIONS
+ 40% RECYCLED PRODUCTS