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TAMIL NADU (INDIA) 2022

Promoting circularity in the Tamil Nadu leather clusters for solid waste management The Challenge Leather tanning is one of the most polluting chemical manufacturing processes. While the Tamil Nadu clusters have Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP), high waste levels (organic and chemical) are a serious sustainability challenge to the industry. Read more…

PAKISTAN 2021

The multiple activities of cooperation between the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leather goods and Tanning Technologies ASSOMAC and Pakistan’s association of leather goods, footwear, gloves manufacturers, including PFMA (Pakistan Footwear Manufacturing Association) in Lahore, such as the participation to fairs, workshops and visits to the factories, brought Read more…

PAKISTAN 2020

ITALY-PAKISTAN TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY CENTER  “IPTTC”  Italian Ambassador to Pakistan H. E. Andreas Ferrarese and the CEO, of Crescent Bahuman Limited, MR. Rizwan Shafi inaugurated the “Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center” (IPTTC) established at National Textile University (NTU), in Faisalabad on November 16, 2020.   The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Professor Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Rector of NTU. Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy H. E. Jahuar Saleem, Italian Trade Commissioner to UAE, Pakistan, Oman Mr. Amedeo Scarpa and Dr. Alex Zucchi, President of ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) participated in (at) Read more…

INDIA 2020

EFFECTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MSME TANNING COMPANIES IN THE KOLKATA LEATHER CLUSTER The project “Effective waste management and sustainable development of the MSME tanning companies in the Kolkata Leather Cluster” is a 42-month initiative funded by the European Union under its SWITCH-Asia Programme, which supports efforts for sustainable consumption and production across the Asia-Pacific region. This effort brings together partners across the sector including: Il Politecnico Internazionale per lo Sviluppo Industriale ed Economico (PISIE), the Calcutta Leather Complex Tanners Association (CLCTA), Stahl, Dugros and the European Union (EU).   OBJECTIVES  Read more…

VIETNAM 2017

ITALIAN SERVICE CENTRES FOR FOOTWEAR AND TEXTILE SECTOR  FOOTWEAR: The Industrial development of Ho Chi Minh City, south of Vietnam. Creation of the initiative “Italy-Vietnam Footwear Technology Centre” in the technology centre LEFASO with the cooperation of the Technological Institute of Business of Bing Duong, to transfer technology and develop a footwear know-how.  The partnership between the national association LEFASO and ICE/ITA (Italian Trade Commision), patronage of the Vietnamese Industial Ministry, Italian Development Ministry and the Italian embassy in Vietnam. Thanks to this project, a Service Read more…

EGYPT 2017

ROBBIKI LEATHER CITY   The project, which follows the financial intervention of the first fase of the Debt conversion program, contribute to the development of a new industrial cluster in Robbiki, RLC (Robbiki Leather City), 40km from Cairo, specialised in tanning, introducing production systems and innovative technologies compatible with an eco-friendly approach. It is estimated that tanneries will move to the new location in 2017. From the second half of this current year, it is fundamental that activities of technical assistance and training will help adapting technologies and MEE workers to new requests of environmental impact levels and improve productivity in RLC. Responsible for these activities is Leather Tanning Technology Centre – LTTC, that is present today in MEE and will move to Robbiki in a dedicated space.    Read more…

CHAD 2013

MANUFACTURERS’ CENTRE IN N’DJAMENA   This project was designed to give assistance to the artigianal’s centre of N’Djamena providing training inside the Footwear Technology Laboratory, created thanks to ICE and in collaboration with the Industrial Ministry of Ciad, ITC and ASSOMAC.  The project for the creation of a laboratory for footwear’s craftmen in N’Djamena was realised on the basis of an agreement signed by the Industry’s Trade Ministry of Ciad and the Economic Development Ministry of Italy, undersigned by the International Trade Centre, ICE and ASSOMAC (Italian Association for ..)  This initiative follows up the “renforcement des capacités national dans la mise en Read more…