Tanners should be mindful of NMP in leather

Europe
Published:  08 February, 2018

On February 5, 2018, following the consultation on seven substances of very high concern (SVHC) during May to June 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) have announced that 1(N)-methyl-2- pyrrolidone (NMP, CAS Number 872-50-4) has been forwarded to the European Commission for inclusion onto Annex XIV (The Authorisation List). 

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Automated scanning, nesting and cutting from Elitron

Italy
Published:  07 February, 2018

With the Simac Tanning Tech 2018 fair around the corner, Italy headquartered integrated and automated leather cutting machinery and computerised design provider, Elitron, has been preparing to showcase a number of innovations during the show. The fair takes place at the Fieramilano Rho showgrounds in Milan, February 20-22 alongside Lineapelle.

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Lanxess extends partnership with Novozymes

Worldwide
Published:  06 February, 2018

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Lanxess has renewed its global engagement of the existing strategic partnership with Denmark headquartered Novozymes, a global biotechnology company.

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Incotec digital solutions at APLF Leather

Hong Kong
Published:  30 January, 2018

Specialised in cross-technological competence for both hardware and software engineering, Incotec will be showcasing its digital solutions at APLF Leather & Materials+, to be held in Hong Kong March 14-16.

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Hüni to introduce ‘VR’ technology at Simac Tanning Tech

Italy
Published:  26 January, 2018

The Switzerland based tanning drum and process control manufacturer will showcase its traditionally known products, as well as new technological innovations at the upcoming edition of the Simac Tanning Tech, taking place February 20-22 in Milan.

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Comprehensive range of leather chemicals at IILF from Lanxess

India
Published:  25 January, 2018

Specialty chemicals manufacturer, Lanxess, will showcase a comprehensive range of leather chemicals at the upcoming India International Leather Fair (IILF) taking place in Chennai, India, February 1-3.

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Platinum health certificate for Smit & zoon retan

Europe
Published:  24 January, 2018

Netherlands headquartered Smit & zoon has earned a Platinum level Material Health Certificate for its zeolite based retanning agent, Syntan ZLR 100.

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Incotec presents TanWare portfolio at Simac Tanning Tech

Italy
Published:  18 January, 2018

Specialised in cross-technological competence for both hardware and software engineering, Incotec will be showcasing its digital solutions at the upcoming edition of Simac Tanning Tech, to be held in Milan, Italy, on February 20-22.

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Zünd showcases complete cutting solutions at Simac Tanning Tech

Italy
Published:  16 January, 2018

Switzerland headquartered, Zünd is exhibiting a full range of its highly modular cutting solutions for the footwear and leather goods industries at the upcoming Simac Tanning Tech taking place February 20-22 in Milan.

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GSC to present leather upgrading at Simac Tanning Tech

Italy
Published:  16 January, 2018

Focussed on developing innovative technical solutions, new products and application processes to upgrade leather processing techniques towards best eco-friendly and sustainable manufacturing practices, the GSC Group is launching several new products during Simac Tanning Tech, taking place February 20-22 in Milan.

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TFL to showcase premium leather articles at IILF

India
Published:  15 January, 2018

Specialty chemicals manufacturer, TFL, is to present a new collection of premium leather articles at the upcoming edition of the India International Leather Fair (IILF), taking place January 31 – February 3 in Chennai.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz returns to APLF Leather

Hong Kong
Published:  12 January, 2018

After a few years of absence, Zschimmer & Schwarz, the world’s largest producer of fatliquors, will again be exhibiting at the APLF Leather trade show in Hong Kong.

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Lanxess raises prices for sodium dichromate

Worldwide
Published:  18 December, 2017

The Cologne, Germany headquartered specialty chemicals manufacturer has announced that it is globally raising the prices for sodium dichromate by up to 20%, with immediate effect.

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Xeros to accelerate commercialisation in the tanning industry

United Kingdom
Published:  14 December, 2017

The UK based developer and provider of patented polymer based technologies for reduced water and energy use says it is targeting to sign-up at least four multi-year contracts with leading European tanneries.

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Lanxess on-site pilot production of retanning agent successful

Germany
Published:  04 December, 2017

The specialty chemicals manufacturer says it has reached an important milestone for its modular pilot plant put into operation in a tannery at the end of November.

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Lanxess presents summer 2019 trends for tanners

Germany
Published:  09 November, 2017

The collection of the Germany based specialty chemicals supplier presents tanneries with numerous leather samples that reflect the trends in terms of colour, structure, haptics and overall appearance. 

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Ink for Leather colours by Syn-Bios

Safer leather colouring from Syn-Bios

Italy
Published:  01 November, 2017

Italy based leather chemical maker Syn-Bios has always put a strong focus on research, innovation and promoting environmentally sustainable manufacturing processes. Products developed at Syn-Bios’s laboratories anticipate market demands and future regulations including the creation of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) in 2007. 

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MK Quimica develops new metal-free tanning process

Brazil
Published:  17 October, 2017

Brazilian leather chemical manufacturer MK Quimica do Brasil has developed a metal-free leather process, which includes a special phosphonium salt and a suitable basifier to fix the tanning agent.

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Dassault Falcon invests in Lectra 3D leather cutting

Worldwide
Published:  11 October, 2017

Dassault Falcon, one of the most advanced brands of business jets, has upgraded its upholstery cutting room with the acquisition of a Lectra’s Versalis digital leather cutting solution.

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How can biochemicals replace traditional chemicals in the beamhouse?

Worldwide
Published:  06 October, 2017

Roughly 70% of all contamination charges in the wastewater within the traditional leather production processes comes from the beamhouse? Leather chemical maker Stahl say that by using Proviera - Probiotics for Leather, this can be significantly reduced. 

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B&B Italia upgrades production process with Lectra

Italy
Published:  04 October, 2017

The luxury Italian furniture manufacturer says it has increased productivity by 30% and reduced material consumption by 3% after five months of using Lectra’s Versalis offline solution.

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ISA TanTec launches sustainable leather laces range

Worldwide
Published:  04 October, 2017

The international leather manufacturing Group’s newly launched LaceTec division produces the leather laces exclusively from U.S.-based LWG gold rated tanneries.

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Smit & zoon files patent for retanning agents

The Netherlands
Published:  27 September, 2017

Netherlands based chemical manufacturer Smit & zoon has filed a European patent application for ‘lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals’; becoming the first leather chemical company to use lignin modified polyphenolic in its products. 

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Dow tanning agent in R&D 100 Awards final list

United States
Published:  21 September, 2017

Twenty innovative new products from Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, have been named as finalists for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards, a prestigious innovation awards program that honours research and development pioneers and revolutionary ideas in science and technology.

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Chinese furniture manufacturer chooses Lectra technology

Worldwide
Published:  08 September, 2017

Integrated technology solutions provider Lectra is collaborating with De Rucci, a premium Chinese bedding manufacturer, for Lectra’s 3D virtual prototyping and development solution, DesignConcept, and a Versalis leather cutting solution to strengthen its mass customisation capabilities and implement a flexible, digital manufacturing process.

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ECCO introduces bonded leather material

Worldwide
Published:  08 September, 2017

Netherlands headquartered tanning division of ECCO, ECCO Leather, has teamed up with U.S. fibre supplier DSM Dyneema to co-develop a new bonded leather material with the properties of premium leather; claimed to be the thinnest yet strongest leather on the market.

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A more sustainable supply chain with Stahl EasyWhite Tan

Worldwide
Published:  06 September, 2017

As market leader in specialty chemicals, Stahl is determined to help create a more sustainable leather supply chain. To revolutionise the second stage in the supply chain, tanning, the manufacturer offers Stahl EasyWhite Tan.

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Stahl launches new water-repellent solutions

Worldwide
Published:  01 September, 2017

The specialty chemical manufacturer has launched a new portfolio of PFC-free (Perfluorocarbon) and BTX-free (benzene toluene xylene) water-repellent solutions at the All China Leather Fair (ACLE) concluding today in Shanghai, China.

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JBS Couros takes furniture upholstery collection to Shanghai

China
Published:  29 August, 2017

The Brazilian tannery is presenting its ‘Authentic – Deep Into Nature’ leather collection, specially developed for the furniture industry, at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), taking place August 30 – September 1, 2017, in Shanghai, China.

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Stahl launches Sustainable Leather Campaign at ACLE

China
Published:  29 August, 2017

Netherlands headquartered chemical manufacturer Stahl is launching its Sustainable Leather Campaign at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place August 30 – September 1 in Shanghai, China. 

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Tannin Corp showcases wide range of specialties at ACLE

China
Published:  18 August, 2017

The North American chemical supplier serving the global leather market will present a wide range of specialties at the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place in Shanghai between August 31 – September 1.

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Lanxess to present new sustainable solutions at ACLE

China
Published:  18 August, 2017

Novelties showcased by the chemical manufacturer at the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) include new retanning agents with optimised molecular weight distribution, an innovative concept for recycling leather by-products and new water based dyes for finishing.

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Chemical manufacturer promotes water saving technology

Pakistan
Published:  15 August, 2017

Specialty chemical manufacturer SRC (Shafi Reso Chem), part of SiddiqShafi Group, has presented a what it terms as a technological breakthrough to reduce water consumption in the leather tanning process during its Autumn/Winter 2018-19 Leather Trends Fashion Showcase organised for clients across Pakistan.

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BASF to introduce new leather chemicals at ACLE 2017

China
Published:  10 August, 2017

At the All China Leather Exhibition 2017 (ACLE), BASF will present a series of chemical solutions that help tanneries lower their carbon and toxicity footprint, as well as reduce water and energy usage.

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Water-based dyes from Lanxess for finishing

Worldwide
Published:  02 August, 2017

Germany based specialty chemicals company Lanxess, has added new, water-based dyestuffs to its portfolio of leather finishing products. 

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Trumpler to showcase extensive range at ACLE

China
Published:  21 July, 2017

Germany based specialty chemicals manufacturer, Trumpler will showcase new products, recipes and leathers for the beamhouse, dyehouse and finishing at the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place August 31- September 1, 2017.

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TFL to highlight fashion and environmental chemistries at ACLE

China
Published:  10 July, 2017

Specialty chemical manufacturer, TFL will present a special Spring-Summer 2019 collection of premium leather articles at this year’s ACLE, taking place in Shanghai between August 30 – September 1.

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Smit & zoon’s latest innovations in wet-end and finishing at ACLE

China
Published:  04 July, 2017

The Dutch leather chemical manufacturer will be highlighting its latest innovations in wet-end and finishing at the forthcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition taking place in Shanghai on August 30 - September 1, 2017.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz to present new fatliquors at ACLE

China
Published:  23 June, 2017

The leading producer of fatliquors will be exhibiting a new range of products, including retanning agents, at the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition taking place in Shanghai on August 30 - September 1, 2017.

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Tutorial video how to make sustainable pull-up leather

Worldwide
Published:  20 July, 2017

Stahl believes in the power of education and information. That’s why the company strives to share its know-how throughout the industry. Exchanging knowledge helps them to create new and improved solutions that contribute to a future-proof leather industry.

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Make the switch to chrome-free tanning

Worldwide
Published:  20 June, 2017

Everybody loves leather. It is timeless and will never go out of fashion. However, consumers become more aware of what they wear and increasingly ask for high-quality and sustainable leather. To support tanners and brands in this challenge, Stahl offers Stahl EasyWhite Tan; the sustainable tanning system to create chrome-free leather. The system significantly reduces the consumption of water, salt and energy in the tanning process.

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Lanxess leather trends for Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Germany
Published:  19 June, 2017

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has released a preview of its upcoming leather trends for the Autumn/Winter 2018-19 season.

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Lectra’s upgraded Versalis targets automotive seating and furnishings

Worldwide
Published:  16 June, 2017

The France based integrated technology solutions provider has launched its advanced Versalis LeatherSuite V6 to help automotive and furniture makers get the most productivity for their business with precision cutting quality and accurate data intelligence.

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Smit & zoon takes a further step into transparency

The Netherlands
Published:  31 May, 2017

The Dutch supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries has launched ‘Smit & zoon Product Passport’; an easy to use overview of the manufacturer's wet-end chemicals, with data on their performance on both the leather and the environment.

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Stahl Neo helps tanners to meet 2020 ZDHC MRSL compliancy goals

Worldwide
Published:  25 May, 2017

With Stahl’s affiliation to the ZDHC Foundation, Stahl is committing itself over the next two and a half years to reaching zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in 2020. The Stahl Neo leather finish product portfolio helps tanners to meet the ZDHC goals, as well as make their businesses future-proof. Stahl Neo complies with the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and even goes beyond these guidelines, targeting an even wider range of chemical substances. 

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Stahl’s Proviera offers a 100% biodegradable alternative to chemicals

Worldwide
Published:  24 May, 2017

Stahl’s Proviera - Probiotics for Leather is a 100% natural and biodegradable beamhouse range that can be used on any type of hide or skin and are applicable for soaking, liming, deliming and degreasing.

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Elitron’s leather cutting platform gets larger

Italy
Published:  17 May, 2017

During ILM’s visit to this year’s Simac, we had the opportunity to drop by at Elitron’s booth where Giambattista Mele, Head of Sales, presented us the latest company innovation: Plaza TH, a double head flatbed cutting solution which is Elitron’s answer to cope with high workloads of medium/big sized hides for leather goods, furniture and automotive upholstery. 

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Lanxess showcases innovative system for recycling shavings

Germany
Published:  24 April, 2017

Specialty chemical manufacturer Lanxess is displaying a new system for recycling shavings in leather production at Hannover Messe taking place April 24 – 28 in Germany.

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Smit & zoon launches zeolite based retanning agent

The Netherlands
Published:  24 April, 2017

The Netherlands based global supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries has announced the commercial launch of Syntan ZLR 100, the newest evolution of its retanning agent portfolio. 

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ECCO Leather introduces transparent cow leather

The Netherlands
Published:  20 April, 2017

Netherlands based ECCO Leather has introduced a soft and transparent cowhide leather with lasting pliability and waterproofing.

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