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Project Demonstration of clean technologies in tanning processes

-Through the use of large quantities of chemicals and water, the Egyptian tanning industry has a significant environmental impact, particularly on solid wastes and wastewater.
-The majority of tanneries, responsible for 85% of the leather produced in Egypt, are located in the densely populated section of Misr Al Kadima in southern Cairo. Poor environmental standards encourage the overuse of chemicals, which in turn increases the quantity of waste produced

Project number TCY/ET/000045
Subject(s) no translation available
Geographical coverage Egypt
Budget (in €) 793700
Programme LIFE
Objectives This project aims to demonstrate the use of clean technologies in tanneries. The project will raise awareness on the needs for, and benefits of, environmental processes in tanning-production methods.
The foreseen activities include:

·      The assessment of the needs for an environmental unit for the Egyptian leather industry;
·      The establishment of an environmental laboratory;
·      The design and set-up of a tanning pilot plant and of a wastewater treatment pilot plant;
·      Testing the pilot wastewater treatment pilot plant with a tanning company; and
·      The dissemination of project results.
Results Not applicable.  To be completed once the project is finished
Period [01/01/2005 - 31/12/2007]


  • Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry,
    The MITD aims to broaden the Egyptian industrial sector by increasing the existing resources, developing new industries, and identifying and solving the problems which hinder the national industry.
    Coordinator acts as project coordinator
    Country Egypt
    Contact Mr EL DAOUSHY Mohamad,
    Position: Project Manager
    Phone/fax: , 202.794.79.26
  • Instituto Tecnológico del Calzado y Conexas, ES
    - INESCOP está implantado también en : Elche, Baleares, Almansa, Rioja, Villena, Vall D'Uixó, Illueca, Murcia, Fuensalida.
    - Es una organización de servicios para las industrias de calzado, sus conexas y auxiliares, formada por las propias empresas para abordar colectivamente actividades tecnológicas de interés sectorial que no pueden ser llevadas a cabo individualmente. Sus servicios son : investigación, tecnología, formación, documentación, moda, calidad etc.
    Country Spain
    Web site
    Contact ,
    Phone/fax: +34) 965 395 213 - (+34) 965 380 062 - (+34) 965 380 748, (+34) 965 381 045

Funding sources

  • European Commission
    Source EC LIFE
    Programme LIFE
    Funding rate 66