Institute for Creative Leather Technologies

Organization profile

Organisation profile

New ICLT Facilities opening September 2019.

“This September the ICLT team are delighted to be moving to the University’s newly built facilities on Waterside Campus located in the heart of Northampton. With our tannery,  laboratories and teaching facilities, we are proud to be delivering world class leather education and research, supporting the global leather industry”

– R Garwood Director, ICLT.

What is the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)?

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique research and education centre. Our research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.

Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research programme has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. The partnerships that we have also take leather developments into engineering, media and fashion.

 

 

 

 

Working with ICLT

If you are interested in working with ICLT please contact Rachel.Garwood@northampton.ac.uk.

External partners

The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers

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The Company has supported the leather provision with us for many years.

The Leather Conservation Centre

The Leather Conservation Centre logo

The Centre engages in training and research into improved methods of leather conservation.

The National Leather Collection (NLC)

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The unique focus on leather makes it a valued resource for aesthetic, technological and design studies.

The University of Leicester

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There is a collaboration with ICLT to develop novel chemistries coming out of their research programme for application to the leather industry.

 

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Institute for Creative Leather Technologies is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Eutectics Chemical Compounds
Leather Chemical Compounds
Tanning Chemical Compounds
Metals Chemical Compounds
Gas foaming Chemical Compounds
Ionic Liquids Chemical Compounds
leather Agriculture & Biology
Collagen Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2009 2019

Environmentally Sustainable Solvent-based Process Chemistry for Metals in Printed Circuit Boards

Ryder, K. S., Ballantyne, A., Palin, E. J. R., Smith, E. L. & Abbott, A., 9 Sep 2019, Electronic Waste Management 2nd edition. 2 ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 278-312 34 p. (Issues in Environmental Science and Technology; vol. 49).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearch

Printed circuit boards
Metals
Eutectics
Poisons
Process control

Influence of additives on the electrodeposition of zinc from a deep eutectic solvent

Ballantyne, A., Alesary, H., Cihangir, S., Harris, R., Weston, D. & Abbott, A., 1 May 2019, In : Electrochimica Acta. 304, p. 118-130 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrodeposition
Eutectics
Zinc
Ethylene Glycol
Niacin

Electrochemical deposition of silver and copper from a deep eutectic solvent studied using time-resolved neutron reflectivity

Ballantyne, A. D., Barker, R., Dalgliesh, R. M., Ferreira, V. C., Hillman, A. R., Palin, E. J. R., Sapstead, R., Smith, E. L., Steinke, N-J. & Ryder, K. S., 15 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 819, p. 511-523 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

eutectics
silver
metal films
reflectance
neutrons

Activities 2011 2018

  • 8 Invited talk
  • 5 Oral presentation

Chromium (VI) Detection: project update

Will Wise (Invited speaker), Anthony D Covington (Speaker), Thomas Garwood (Speaker)
21 Feb 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

Due Diligence for Healthy Workplaces in the Tanning Industry

Richard Hazenberg (Invited speaker), Rachel Jane Garwood (Invited speaker)
9 Oct 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

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Health & Safety in the Tannery Supply-Chain

Richard Hazenberg (Invited speaker), Rachel Jane Garwood (Invited speaker)
31 Jan 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

Student theses

Extraction, characterisation and application of gelatin from chrome-tanned leather waste

Author: Martínez de Luna, M. C., 2007

Supervisor: Antunes, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Sustainable management of tannery hair waste through composting

Author: Onyuka, A., 2010

Supervisor: Attenburrow, G. E. (Supervisor), Covington, A. D. (Supervisor), Bates, M. (Supervisor) & Antunes, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The impact of the leather manufacturing process on bacterial growth

Author: Lama, A., 2010

Supervisor: Antunes, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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