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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 1986

Physio-chemical basis and diagnostic description of rehydration problems of dried skins

Rehydration Dried Skins

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Physio-chemical basis and diagnostic description of rehydration problems of dried skins

Pays : Global

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R4024

DFID Programme : Livestock Production

Organismes de mise en œuvre  : Lead Institutes : British Leather Confederation

Durée : Start Date : 01-04-1986 — End Date : 30-09-1989

Objectifs  : The objectives of the project were to : Identify physio-chemical and histological changes induced in hides and skins during various drying regimes and to identify those preservation and storage conditions which have adverse effects on subsequent processing. Provide the basis for the development of a diagnostic test related to rehydration problems suitable for use in the laboratory and/or field, and to determine processing conditions which will minimise or abolish raw material related problems.

Descriptif
Earlier work within this contract had shown that after a standard rehydration period the degree of flexibility of a standard peice of hide was a reliable measure of it’s likely eventual rehydration characteristics and correlated well with the conditions under which it had been dried. It was further determined that the degree of flexibility established by the drying method was carried through to the finished leather. A simple diagnostic kit called a bendometer was completed to determine the drying characteristics in the field.

Total Cost to DFID : £33,165

Présentation : Recherche for Development (R4D)

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