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Workshop on ‘Application Lab’ for students of FDDI, Chandigarh (Banur) campus at Chemcrown Group

In order to provide specific knowledge and skills related to testing procedures, a two days’ workshop for the students of 5th semester, 3rd year of FDDI, Banur Chandigarh campus on ‘Application Lab’ was organized at the manufacturing plant of C & E Limited located at Industrial Area, Judikalan, Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh and at the institute’s premise.

The workshop which was organized on 21st August 2023 at the manufacturing plant of C & E Limited with the help of Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA) provided the students an opportunity to see facilities & equipment and procedures to produce valid results.

C&E Limited is a member of IFCOMA and India’s leading manufacturer of leather and shoe finish chemicals. Mr. Gualberto an Italian technocrat and entrepreneur with 45 global experience leads the leather and shoe finish business for Chemcrown Group.


Technical team of Application Lab & shoe finish shared their experience with the students and briefed them on different types of tanning process, chemicals used in leather making, different types of leather, the various processes and application of shoe finish chemicals like Cleaning agent- (Dirtant & C- Mark), Dye cream - (Portofino Sensational Dye Cream), Base cream - (Matera Base), Top cream - (Matera Top), Self- shine PU - (APRETTO TOP EN) on crust as well as on upper & shoes, finishing of leather shoes & different types of mechanical operations, how to prevent and remove moulds and fungi from leather shoes etc.

On 22nd August 2023, C&E Limited team lead by Mr. Arvind Mishra visited FDDI campus and conducted another training session for students on shoe finish chemical application and techniques. He also revealed various facts regarding the maintenance of leather pre-and post-use and demonstrated how chemicals react on different types of leather.