SSIP – Italian Leather Research Institute


Founded in Naples in 1885 by Royal Decree, the Italian Leather Research Institute (SSIP) has gradually broadened its fields of activities, tailored to the needs of the tanning industry. If the decree establishing it was possible to identify a “local” needs (Municipality, Chamber of Commerce, Provincial Council), albeit mediated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture, the Institute is currently working on a national and international scale.

the SSIP carries out its activities in the following areas:

  • industrial research and pre-competitive development
  • certification activities of products and / or production processes
  • analyzes and controls
  • advice to businesses, public administrations and public bodies
  • documentation and dissemination activities, quality promotion and training in the field of expertise
  • technical standardization
  • promotion activities
  • activities entrusted to it by the State, the Regions, as well as those resulting from international conventions

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SSIP launches a national program to support Made in Italy production

SSIP launches a national program to support Made in Italy production

A national program supporting Made in Italy that focuses on production quality, technological development and sustainability. The program was launched […]

The new Italian Leather Research Institute for the competitive strengthening of the sector

The new Italian Leather Research Institute for the competitive strengthening of the sector

The national programme to support ‘Made in Italy’ promoted by the Leather Research Institute: “Leather Technologies to Fashion Sustainability”.

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Mar 19, 2019

A new location to relaunch research

Step by step, the Italian Leather Research Institute is implementing the revitalisation and development plan by starting the transfer of the Institute to the new and modern premises located in the Olivetti District of Pozzuoli, an area dedicated to research where more than 200 researchers are already working on behalf of five Institutes performing complementary research in various disciplinary fields and with whom interesting collaborations and synergies will be created.

Feb 05, 2019

Precious alliances, workshops and courses

Among the latest initiatives of the Italian Leather Research Institute, in addition to scientific training there are important collaboration agreements with universities and supply chain associations

Feb 05, 2019

The future is written in the past

A day of reflection among the excavations of Pompeii and the new SSIP headquarters in Pozzuoli

Sep 28, 2018

Training and research at the forefront for Italian Leather Research Institute

The projects envisaged by the relaunch plan of the Italian Leather Research Institute was also presented in London and New York

Aug 03, 2018

The machine has been set in motion again, but there is still work to be done

Interview with professor Gurisatti, who tells us about his experience at the head of the Italian Leather Research Institute. A lot of work has been done, but the “challenge still to be won is to make it become a an efficiency model of PA”

Aug 02, 2018

Balducci: “The Italian Leather Research Institute makes us stronger”

The nomination of Graziano Balducci confirms the trust of the tanneries in the midst of the relaunch of the national sector research institute. Scientific advisor, professor and ex-minister Luigi Nicolais, will also be working on the upcoming innovation challenges

Mar 26, 2018

Tanning, SSIP at SMAU: “We invest in research and sustainability”

The workshop with the Veneto Region and the Chamber of Commerce at Padova. The SMAU 2018 Innovation Prize to the Italian Leather Research Institute

Mar 26, 2018

“Valle del Chiampo, a mine of circular economy”

This is what Paolo Gurisatti, President of SSIP, said during his speech at the Green Week Festival

Jan 02, 2018

The National Cluster for the sectors of “Made in Italy”: SSIP joins Sistema Moda Italia

On 14 November 2017, the National Technological Cluster “Made in Italy” was founded in Milan; it involves the Experimental Station for Leather and Tanning Materials Industry, together with the representatives of the world of Textile/Clothing, Fashion Accessories and Furniture, as well as the main Italian Universities, CNR, Enea, and the most important Technological Centres of the sector

Sep 28, 2017

SSIP and Fondazione Mondragone: union makes culture

SSIP and Fondazione Mondragone sign an agreement for mutual cooperation aimed at launching research, production development and training projects in the field of clothing production

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