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BCN Concerie SpA- EAST: Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020
BCN Concerie SpA- EAST: Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020

The project aims to reach potential customers in the emerging countries of China and Hong Kong. Most of the actions taken involve participation in Lineapelle 2016, an international exhibition of leather, accessories and fabrics, which is very popular with Chinese buyers.

In addition, to give continuity to the project already started with Lineapelle, BCN Concerie will implement an advertising campaign in English in the magazine "Obiettivo Moda", which aims to anticipate fashion trends, promote collections and new materials in the leather sector, and it is distributed to Countries like China and Hong Kong.

BCN Concerie is coordinating the True Colors project
BCN Concerie is coordinating the True Colors project

Tintometers for tannery industries

One of the most critical phases of the leather finishing process is the setup of the recipes which is a  very delicate and time-consuming task, as it is based on the experience of the operators, on their subjective evaluation and on the assumption that the hides and dyes have constant characteristics. To date, the preparation of recipes requires a series of manual spray tests to identify the color tone required by the stylist, followed by a small pilot test which has the goal of identifying   the process parameters on a pre-industrial scale. Following on from this we proceed to the actual processing phase where an additional recipe set up is required in order to fine-tune the recipes and the process parameters. The critical nature of this progressive step approach is related to the sum of the uncertainties introduced by the human factor.

INNOVATION

The project TRUE COLORS aims to create a new tintometer with a high degree of automation able to support the process of fine-tuning the finishing recipes, reducing, if not eliminating, human error. The tintometer will be made up of an automated finishing booth equipped with a mixing system for the coloring chemicals (pigments, anilines) and multispectral cameras, through which the measurements of the shades of dyes and hides will be made in an objective manner. Such measures, appropriately elaborated by specific correlation algorithms, will provide an objective evaluation of the color in order to develop recipes having a color rendering reasonably similar to that defined as the target. The automatic mixing system will permit the rapid testing of the  various optimized recipes and to identify the process parameters for processing these recipes. Once the definitive recipe has been identified, it will be used directly in production with considerable savings in time, resources and chemical products.

PARTNERSHIP

BCN CONCERIE SpA (COORDINATOR): The tannery company BCN is a calf leather producer tanned with chrome and tannins, for the production of articles for footwear, clothing and leather goods. In TRUE COLORS BCN will host the pilot-scale tintometer for the setup of the recipes and will perform the characterization of the leather articles produced.

Elettrobaldi Srl: Engineering company operating in the industrial automation field. In TRUE COLORS Elettrobaldi will deal with the electrical and mechanical design of the mixing and spraying stations. It will also supervise the production, installation and setup of the equipment.

Ami Costruzioni Meccaniche srl: AMI is expert in the design and production of industrial process equipment, including customized ones. In TRUE COLORS AMI will deal with the production of the mixing station.

Giulio Gozzini srl: The Company deals with the design, installation of water, heating, electrical, air conditioning and gas distribution systems. In TRUE COLORS Gozzini will deal with the pilot plant assembling, installation and start-up.

Kentec srl: Consulting engineering company specialized in the design and production of industrial vision systems for manufacturing processes. Kentec in TRUE COLORS will deal with the selection and installation of the most performing multispectral cameras, including their interfacing with the database.

Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa (DICI): DICI has a broad experience in the characterization of materials, robotics and industrial automation, chemical reactor design, process control and sustainable technology development. DICI in TRUE COLORS will deal with the development of a CFD model for color mixing, a model for process mixing control and the development of an algorithm for statistical predictive control of the optimal sequence of process operations.

SUED srl (subcontractor): Software developer for companies operating in tannery and shoes districts, for the informatization of the whole supply chain, from raw hide tanning, to the shipping of the finished articles for footwear, clothing and leather goods production. SUED in TRUE COLORS will deal with the development of the management software, the database and the front-end for the use of operative models and algorithms developed during the project. 

Laboratori ARCHA srl (subcontractor): R&D and analysis laboratory, in TRUE COLORS will deal with the characterization of the tannery chemicals used for recipes formulation, and in cooperation with Kentec, will develop the mixing control model by statistical analysis of the collected spectral data.

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The project focused on the implementation of an innovative production management system to improve the communication between different production areas. Indeed, this system allows area supervisors to track every batch a lot easier, getting user-friendly real-time data of the production progress.

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