Research and development is of great importance in today’s leather business as the level of competition, production processes and methods are rapidly increasing. It is of special importance in the field of marketing where one has to keep an eagle eye on modern trends and analyze the needs, demands and desires of their customers.
We at KTM have invested a lot of time, effort and finances in building good R&D infrastructure in the tannery. In the year 2012 KTM had spent around USD 0.5 Million on R&D.
We have state of the art research and development laboratories for both dyeing and finishing department, which are continuously developing new ideas for production, color ranges and article development.
Leather Testing Lab
KTM has established state of the art in-house analysis. Our laboratory equipped with modern testing facilities perform several physical tests like Colour & Rub Fastness, Elongation at break, water proofness and color detection through color box.
At the R&D dyeing lab we have the following facilities available :
- 11 Drums in different size for dyeing, which can accommodate small sample leather lots.
- 1 state-of-the-art Italian technology stainless steel drum.
At the finishing R&D lab we have the following facilities available :
- 2 Spray booths
- 1 Drying Chamber
- Color testing chamber
- Burn Test Chamber
We also have designated R&D team for the finishing and dyeing labs who are continuously developing new articles according to customer requirements. Apart from our R&D team, technicians from Europe and China are using these facilities for the development and training purposes.