LIFE microTAN project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of collagen and gelatines recovery from non-tanned tannery wastes, with suitable properties for their use as shell-forming polymers in microencapsulation processes of active substances.

In order to reach this objective, the following actions will be carried out:

  • Establishment of best conditions for collagen and gelatine extraction to adequate their properties to the desired application.

  • Development of a demonstration plant for the in situ recovery of untanned wastes.

  • Demonstration of the use of collagen and gelatine obtained in the demonstration plant in the microcapsules production.

  • Assessment of environmental and economical impact of untanned waste recovery.

  • Project dissemination.

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