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Along with our partners, we’re changing the way leather is made.

Proklean Technologies

Proklean Technologies, based in Chennai, India, is a licensee, licensor, and technology partner of SCD Probiotics and Proviera.

Proklean was founded by Dr. S Sivaram Pillai, after he served as SCD Probiotics CEO, to license, manufacture, and promote SCD Probiotics’ environmental probiotic technologies in India. Dr. Pillai worked with his co-founder, B Chadrashekar, to innovate on SCD’s technology platform.

Through technical cooperation, SCD Probiotics, Proklean, and Proviera developed applications of probiotic technology for more sustainable biochemicals in leather tanning and textile and paper manufacturing.


Cromogenia Units is a company of the Units Group – founded in 1942 – that develops and produces a wide variety of chemical specialities for industries around the world, with a focus on sustainability. During this more than 75 years of experience our company has established an international scope serving clients on every continent and produced in 6 global plants : Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Cromogenia serves the following business areas: Adhesives, Coatings, Construction, Leather, Lubricants, Performance Chemicals, Textiles and Water Treatment with the primary goal of helping clients by providing high-quality products that offer best performance, lowest costs and the cleanest technology.

SCD Probiotics

SCD Probiotics was founded as Sustainable Community Development by Matthew Wood in 1998, in his garage while at the University of Columbia, Missouri.

As a soil science student, Matthew was awakened to the essential role of microbes in agricultural, environmental, plant, animal, and human health. He began marketing and selling probiotic products shortly after, then went on to earn his master’s degree in probiotics research at the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. He then returned to the U.S. to grow SCD Probiotics into the international company it is today.