With the Academy division FGL International offers its skills and the professionalism of its technicians and collaborators for the training of new generations. The company has decided to invest its resources in an open project to share its knowledge in the tanning chemistry sector. The goal is to spread the knowledge acquired through many years of experience with those who are taking their first steps in this world, giving an example of business and real application of products at schools. FGL Academy is made up of a team of internal professionals able to communicate with boys and girls interested in the tanning sector, bringing to their attention an experience gained in the field. A link between school and business reality: an opportunity for a mutual exchange discussing methods and tools for work, experimentation, analysis and research. A place where we can grow together.
The FGL Academy "pilot project" was held from 9 to 21 of March, at the Galileo Galilei Technological Institute at Arzignano. A course of about 20 hours focused on analytical methods with an in-depth analysis about the chemical determination of formaldehyde content. The training course was divided into three phases: a first theoretical part (coordinated by Franca Nuti, R&D and Regulatory Aspects FGL International) dedicated to the topic of analytical methods. An application part (followed by tanning technicians Stefano Brea, Davide Vigolo and Fabio Priante) with the creation of leather items and the comparison between the application of traditional chemical products and products specifically studied to limit the level of formaldehyde (Zero Line by FGL International ). Finally, an analytical feedback was made (directed by Serena Matteoli, Head of the FGL Laboratory) with a practical test in the laboratory.
The goal of FGL Academy is to give a global information to people who study tanning chemistry, to make young people participate in real experiences in this sector, to prepare them with a critical eye for the work they are going to begin.