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Sheepskin & cattle hide related research & development
Current research & other activities
The value of hides and skins to Australia has fallen significantly, from being worth AUD 1,008 million in 2005 to AUD 764 million in 2009. Project A.BIT.0011 conducted a critical review covering the last ten years of novel applications for hides and skins from the red meat industry based on their material composition, other than for leather. The information was reviewed and opportunities assessed within each of seven categories selected, which were application areas such as food and medical.
This assessment enabled a ranking of major, medium, and minor opportunities which could be facilitated in three areas of material component focus, these being;
Within these areas the opportunities clearly exist to broaden the demand and reduce sensitivityof hide and skin products to the luxury consumer markets.
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Alternative Use of Hides - Literature and Patent Review
This page was last updated on 05/07/2018
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