IULTCS Inaguration - 6 Feb 2017

IULTCS 2017 flag hoisting

IULTCS 2017 Directors Welcome Address

Lamp lighting ceremony

XXXV IULTCS Congress-2019

Day 1 Lectures - 6 Feb 2017

Hidemann Lecture

Key note-Anthony Tony Covington

Madhan B

Richard Leslie Edmonds

Olga Ballús

Hüseyin Karavana

Key note-Ing Heinz-Peter Germann

Md Abul Hashem

Fan Qianqian

Nishad Fathima N

Sathish Murali

Vijayabaskar V

Eric Poles

Key note-Jean-Claude Cannot

Malathy J

Hirohiko Washiya

Dirick von Behr

Susyn Kelly

Ali Elnaeim Musa

Joe Hoefler

Day 2 Lectures - 7 Feb 2017

Key Note - Michael Costello

Betina Galarza

Ding Zhiwen

Liqiang Jin

Carolina Scaraffuni Gomes

Dietrich Tegtmeyer

Jochen Ammenn

Thanikaivelan P

Anne Lama

Richard Daniels

Juan Carlos Castell Escuer

KeyNote-Jurgen Christner

Wolfram Scholz

Santiago Ortiz Monsalve

Zhang Ting

Jakov Buljan

Aysanew Gorems Melesse

Divyalakshmi P

Rajamani S

Jakov Buljan

Aysanew Gorems Melesse

Divyalakshmi P

Rajamani S

Jakov Buljan


Musical Excellence

Day 3 Lectures - 8 Feb 2017

Md Sadiq

Sathish Babu G

Daisuke Murai

Mehmet Mete Mutlu

Key Note- Sayeed Sadulla

Ivan Kral

Kanimozhi B

Wondu Legesse

Carlos Amador Meza Moya

Welcome to XXXIV IULTCS Congress at Chennai

The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies has the task to encourage and develop the interchange of knowledge and experience between leather technologists and chemists worldwide by increasing the collaboration between member societies.
The Indian affliate to IULTCS - Indian Leather Technologists Association (ILTA) and CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute would jointly organize the XXXIV IULTCS Congress during 5-8 February 2017.


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11.00 - 12.45

Technical Session 1: Fundamentals in Leather Science

Key note: Fundamentals of Leather Science - Anthony Tony Covington

  • Site-Specific Interaction of Polyphenols on Collagen Using Model Collagen Peptide - Madhan B

  • Measuring the heritability of traits in sheep and deerskin - Geoffrey Holmes

  • Chrome-tanned leather shrinkage probed with modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetry - Richard Leslie Edmonds

  • Influence of naphthalenesulfonic acid derivatives on the properties of the hide. Part II - Olga Ballús

  • Surface Area Gain Of Leathers Dried Under Different Conditions - Hüseyin Karavana

12.45 - 13.45
13.45 - 15.30

Technical Session 2: Advances in Chemicals for Smart and Intelligent Leathers

Key note: Tanning strategies for sustainable leather production - Ing Heinz-Peter Germann

  • Waste to wealth approach Adhesive from the unused goat head skin - Md Abul Hashem

  • Fabrication of Antibacterial Casein-based ZnO Nanocomposite for Leather Finishes through In-situ Route - Fan Qianqian

  • Ionic Liquids New age designer chemicals for leather processing - Nishad Fathima N

  • A New Age Chromium-Melamine Syntan Towards Quality Upgradation of Lower-end Raw Materials - Sathish Murali

  • Novel surfactants in Leather Processing - Vijayabaskar V

  • Tanning with a Gallic extract in combination with a cationic ester for the production of high performance leathers - Eric Poles

15.30 - 16.00
16.00 - 17.45

Technical Session 3: Innovation and Value Addition for Leather

Key note: Study of the variation of chromium VI content inside the leather - Jean-Claude Cannot

  • Intelligent real time leather defect detection system using image processing technique - Malathy J

  • Analysis of characteristic odor compounds in leather by GC-MS and GC-Olfactometry - Hirohiko Washiya

  • Method for determining the optimized exhaustion of fatliquors to minimize the ETP-inflow - Dirick von Behr

  • Artificially induced collagen fibril orientation affects tear propagation in leather - Susyn Kelly

  • Chrome-free Tannage Suede Garment Leathers from Rural Vegetable Sheep Crust Leathers - Ali Elnaeim Musa

  • Effect of binder selection on topcoat property retention after accelerated weathering - Joe Hoefler

18.30 - 21.00
09.00 - 10.30

Technical Session 4: Strategies for Sustainability

Key note: Advances in Bio-based Polyurethanes for Leather finishing - Michael Costello

  • Enzymatic unhairing permeability assay of bovine skin epidermis with enzyme extracts - Betina Galarza

  • Preparation and characteristics of surface modified PAN fiber by collagen - Ding Zhiwen

  • Study on the Recycling Technology of Unhairing-Liming and Tanning Wastewater - Liqiang Jin

  • Different pre-treatments of chrome tanned leather waste and their use in the biogas production - Carolina Scaraffuni Gomes


Technical Session 4: Strategies for Sustainability

  • Sustainable Leather Management A mass balance bench mark of different chromium tanning technologies - Dietrich Tegtmeyer

  • Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde in Leather: Similarities and Discrepancies - Jochen Ammenn

  • Redefining Chrome Tanning A Waterless Approach - Thanikaivelan P

  • Concept of Sustainability - Looking Forward - Anne Lama

  • The elimination of effluent from liming acid/salt pickling and chromium tanning verified by five years high-volume wet blue leather manufacture - Richard Daniels

  • Probiotic solutions for sustainable leather - Juan Carlos Castell Escuer

12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 15.30

Technical Session 5: Emission control technologies

Key note: Controlling Emissions in leather Manufacture - Jurgen Christner

  • Clean salt recovery and water recycling using Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis - Wolfram Scholz

  • Biodecolorization and biodetoxification of leather dyes from aqueous solution and dye-containing effluents by native white-rot fungi strains - Santiago Ortiz Monsalve

  • Novel Formaldehyde Scavenger Containing Active Methylene for Efficient Removal of Formaldehyde in Leather - Zhang Ting

  • Analysis of flow and energy aspects of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology in treatment of tannery effluents in Tamil Nadu India - Jakov Buljan

  • Studies on simultaneous removal of nitrogen and organic carbon from tannery wastewater using Airlift sequencing batch reactor - Aysanew Gorems Melesse

  • Microbial fuel cell a novel technology for effluent treatment and electrical energy generation - Divyalakshmi P

  • Technological developments for total dissolved solids (tds) management and environmental sustainability in asian leather sector - Rajamani S

15.30 - 16.30

16.30 - 17.30

18.00 - 19.30
08.30 - 09.45

Technical Session 6: Design innovation for lifestyle leather products

  • New Dimensions in Childrens Shoes - Md Sadiq

  • Dynamic Plantar Pressure Analysis of persons with Diabetis, An Approach to improve the design of Therapeutic Footwear - Sathish Babu G

  • Reduction of Skin Disorders by HCHO in Leather Products - Daisuke Murai

  • Comparision of visual asorting process and spectral photometer usage in leather apparel production - Mehmet Mete Mutlu

09.45 - 11.00

Technical Session 7&8: Enriching human capacity/ Global research alliances and partnerships

Key note:Coopetition in leather engineering education - A Strategy for a win situation for concerned stakeholders - Sayeed Sadulla

  • eLearning and Blended Training in the Leather Professional Education - Ivan Kral

  • Role of CSIR-CLRI in Skill India initiative enriching primary level human resource through artisanal skill development - Kanimozhi B

  • Indo-Ethiopian Alliance for Transformation of Ethiopian Leather Sector - Chandrasekaran B / Wondu Legesse

  • Development of an International Proficiency Testing by Interlaboratory Comparison Applied to Physical and Chemical Test Methods for Mineral Tanned Leather - Carlos Amador Meza Moya

11.00 - 11.30

11.30 - 12.00

12.00 - 12.30

12.30 - 13.30

An Appeal to Leather Community  India

Dear Leather Community 

February 5th-8th in the week after the International Indian Leather Fair the XXXIV IULTCS Congress takes place in Chennai hosted by CLRI, one of the biggest Leather Research institutes in the world. Our colleagues from India are already very busy in organizing and preparation of this big event. 
3 days under the slogan "Science and Technology for Sustainability of Leather" chemists and leather technologists from all over the world are getting together to present latest ideas, concepts and projects. Beside the presentation and discussion of  papers even poster sessions will be organized for students and other academics to display their scientific work and results. 
All in all - and I'm 100 % sure in this -  this event will be a another perfect opportunity to exchange and network within our research community. In times like today, where knowledge can be shared electronically in so many different ways I still believe it is upmost important for everyone even to discuss things face to face. Chennai 2017 will provide a perfect opportunity for such exchanges. 
Therefore I will encourage every chemist and technologist in the field of leather to join the 3 days of the XXXIV IULTCS congress, as well as to think about submitting a paper and/or a poster for presentation. 
Best regards
Dietrich Tegtmeyer



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