The Central Leather Research Institute of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), has created a process for making Leather and other products using fish skin (TRL level 4). The process of converting fish skin into leather majorly differs from the existing technology in the beam house stage, choice of metal free tanning agents, choice of chemicals used in post tanning and fishing processes. Fish leathers are stitched after clicking process and leather mats/panels are made after seam or seamless. Panels are finished by applying a top coating. Panel development uniqueness would be applicable for mass production.
Some of the highlight features include; an optimized technology for converting different types of fish skin into leather, the surface morphology/ character of the fish skins are retained providing an exotic look to the final leathers, strength properties of fish skin being on par with ovine leathers. The leathers of fish skin can also be converted into smaller leather goods such as wallets, belts, watch straps and shoes.
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