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MK Quimica introduces new biotech degreasing agent
Published:  15 February, 2017

Brazilian specialty chemical manufacturer MK Quimica introduces a new surfactant system for the removal and emulsification of natural fats from hides and skins, which has been adapted for use in hydrophobic and automotive leathers.

ISA TanTec introduces saline solution as technical innovation
Published:  14 February, 2017

International tanning Group ISA TanTec has introduced ‘Saline Solution’, a technological breakthrough to make leather footwear products suitable for every day wear in both summer and winter seasons.

Elitron’s innovative ways of working with leather at Simac 2017
Published:  10 February, 2017

This year’s Simac Tanning Tech taking place in Milan, February 21-23 is going to be a cornerstone for Elitron which will provide the attendees with a rich showcase of as many as five different automatic digital cutting systems specifically designed and aimed for industries such as automotive, fashion, footwear and upholstery. During the event there will be plenty of innovation on display and each of them is going to be fine-tuned with the company’s vision: providing integrated systems and not just single products.  

Zünd partners with automotive interior trimming specialist
United Kingdom
Published:  03 February, 2017

Swiss cutting machine specialist Zünd has collaborated with a UK based automotive interiors trimming specialist for its new Zünd G3 2XL3200 digital cutting solution.

Lanxess presents comprehensive chemical range at IILF
Published:  01 February, 2017

Specialty chemical manufacturer Lanxess is presenting a comprehensive range of leather chemical products at the Indian International Leather Fair (IILF) taking place February 1-3 in Chennai, India.

Trumpler launches new products for the Indian market
Published:  31 January, 2017

Trumpler leather chemical company is attending the India International Leather Fair in Chennai, January 31 – February 3, in partnership with Saba Group, Trumpler agents in India.

Fratelli Carlessi to unveil scalable spray finishing concept in Milan
Published:  30 January, 2017

Italy based leather finishing and drying machinery specialist, Fratelli Fratelli Carlessi, will be highlighting its completely new robotic SprayLab as well as its recently upgraded Cell Rotary Conditioning drier at the upcoming Simac Tanning Tech exhibition taking place in Milan, February 21-23 alongside the Lineapelle fair.

Erretre to redefine milling at Simac Tanning Tech 2017
Published:  23 January, 2017

Erretre, the Italy based global leaders in the manufacture of milling drum and automation technologies for the tanning industry have announced a major new launch at the upcoming Simac Tanning Tech exhibition which will take place at the Fiera Milano Rho showgrounds, Milan, February 21-23.

BASF presents new solutions for the Indian market
Published:  16 January, 2017

BASF, a world leader in chemical manufacturing, will present innovative solutions that allow tanners to add value and create differentiation for their products at the upcoming edition of the India International Leather Fair (IIF), to be held February 1–3, 2017 at the Chennai Trade Centre.

Deeper leather cleaning with Gemata’s Starclean
Published:  12 January, 2017

The Italy based manufacturer of equipment for leather finishing, Gemata, has developed Starclean; a machine that embodies a new concept of leather grain cleaning and dust removal from leather during production.

Lectra helps set-up leather centre for furniture maker
Published:  11 January, 2017

Lectra, a leader in integrated industrial technology solutions, has brought forward its full range of expertise to develop a new approach of working collaboratively with a German furniture manufacturer.

Zünd’s latest full turn-key cutting system on show at Simac
Published:  19 December, 2016

The Swiss developer and manufacturer of digital flatbed cutting systems will present its latest fully integrated turn-key cutting system for industrial, whole-hide leather processing, at the upcoming edition of Simac Tanning Tech to be held in Milan on February 21-23, 2017.

Zschimmer & Schwarz’s new range of automotive fatliquors
Published:  16 December, 2016

The German fatliquor specialist has developed a new optimised product range designed to meet the latest standards of the automotive industry.

Smit & zoon presents wet-end and finishing at IILF 2017
Published:  14 December, 2016

The Dutch leather chemical manufacturer will be showcasing a wide variety of finished and unfinished leathers aimed at the Indian market during the upcoming edition of the India International Leather Fair (IILF) taking place February 1-3, 2017 in Chennai, India.

BLC announces enhanced leather testing capabilities
United Kingdom
Published:  15 November, 2016

UK based BLC Leather Technology Centre has announced it has significantly expanded its accredited testing portfolio by 30% to include 23 new methods in leather testing, textile and upholstery testing and chemical compliance testing.

Easy switch for tanners to Stahl’s chrome-free technology
Published:  08 November, 2016

Keeping up with the growing demand for more sustainable leather without compromising on product quality and usability, Stahl’s EasyWhite Tan works with the same technology as traditional methods, hence, saving tanneries time and energy as no new training or equipment is needed.

Polish furniture maker partners with Lectra
Published:  04 November, 2016

Catering for European and North American markets, the Poland based furniture manufacturer has partnered with the integrated solutions provider to boost its production capacity.

Stahl Neo portfolio emphasises dedication towards zero discharge
Published:  01 November, 2016

The implementation deadline of the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals set for 2020 is getting closer. The new Stahl Neo portfolio for leather finish helps tanners to make their business absolutely ‘future-proof’, without compromising on quality or performance. Stahl Neo is a milestone for the leather industry as all products not only already comply with the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL), but go beyond these guidelines, targeting an even wider range of chemical substances.

Wet-end chemical update from Zschimmer & Schwarz
Published:  25 October, 2016

Germany based leather chemical maker has introduced a number of wet-end solutions in 2016. They include a degreasing agent, fatliquor, retanning agent and a wet-end auxiliary. 

Modern fatliquors from Trumpler
Published:  25 October, 2016

Trumpler, the Germany based leather chemical producer, introduced two new fatliquors on to the market earlier this year. Truposyl LL and Truponol L400 meet all the latest international legislation and regulatory requirements. 

Water-based topcoat from GSC Group
Published:  25 October, 2016

GSC Group, the Italian leather chemicals group, has launched a new product from its Vandoni brand range. LM Master Top L is a shiny, water based polyurethane for obtaining quality effects comparable to solvent-based lacquers. 

Gruppo Mastrotto partners with Lectra
Published:  14 October, 2016

The Italy based tannery Group is equipping its cutting rooms and digitalising its processes with Lectra’s automotive leather expertise and Versalis leather-cutting solution.

BLC achieves Certificate of Excellence for chromium VI testing
United Kingdom
Published:  05 October, 2016

The UK based BLC Leather Technology Centre has achieved a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for demonstrating pin-point accuracy in Chromium VI leather testing results.

Tata International launches premium patented leather
Published:  03 October, 2016

Tata International, a leading manufacturer and exporter of leather and leather products based in India, has launched its first ever branded range of premium patent leather, Primomino. 

Tanners sustainability goals achieved with Stahl Neo
Published:  03 October, 2016

Netherlands headquartered chemical manufacturer, Stahl, has taken another step towards the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals of 2020 with the introduction of the complete leather finish portfolio, Stahl Neo.

Luxury furniture manufacturer collaborates with Lectra
Published:  28 September, 2016

Lectra, a leader in integrated industrial technology solutions, has implemented a Versalis cutting room for Miti, an Italian luxury furniture manufacturer.

Satra invests in new X-ray system for footwear
United Kingdom
Published:  26 August, 2016

UK based footwear research and technology centre, Satra, has invested in a new advanced X-ray machine for examining consumer products such as footwear, even when they are packaged.

Odour eliminating auxiliary from Schill + Seilacher
Published:  25 August, 2016

German leather chemical maker, Schill + Seilacher has introduced a new fatliquor and two wet-end auxiliaries, one of which has been specifically designed to reduce unpleasant amine odours. 

New Stahl Neo portfolio complies with ZDHC goals
The Netherlands
Published:  25 August, 2016

Netherlands headquartered chemical manufacturer, Stahl, has introduced Stahl Neo, an extensive product portfolio for leather finishing, which not only complies with the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) but also targets a wider range of chemical substances.

Sustainable solutions from Stahl at ACLE 2016
Published:  19 August, 2016

The All China Leather Exhibition 2016 (ACLE) will be held August 31 to September 2 in Shanghai. Stahl will be present highlighting its latest sustainable solutions and innovations, which will be officially launched at the fair.

Free of chrome tanning system from Buckman
Published:  18 August, 2016

A challenge for most free-of-chrome or wet-white leathers is that they tend to be papery (empty, dry, firm) and often of lacklustre shade. Buckman has developed special products and a complete tanning system that addresses these core issues. Tanners can now produce leathers of character similar to those produced from wet-blue. 

Wet-end solutions from Cromogenia-Units
Published:  17 August, 2016

Cromogenia-Units are headquartered in Spain have launched a number of new leather chemical products including a new waterproofing agent and a new polymer wet-white tanning system.

New leather chemical innovations from Atlas Refinery
Published:  17 August, 2016

U.S. based leather chemical maker, Atlas Refinery has introduced several new innovations including a high performing degreasing agent, retanning agent, fatliquor and its novel Up-Grade system of oils and waxes. 

Lanxess highlight “X-Crust” concept at ACLE 2016
Published:  04 August, 2016

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess provides one of the most extensive portfolios of leather chemicals. At the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place in Shanghai from August 31 to September 2, 2016, the company will showcase its products, processes and systems for the efficient and sustainable production of a wide variety of leather articles.

BASF presents new solutions for tanneries at ACLE 2016
Published:  26 July, 2016

BASF will present a series of solutions for the leather industry that are enabled by chemistry at the upcoming All China Leather Exhibition 2016 (ACLE) taking place August 31 to September 2, 2016 in Shanghai, China. 

Lectra supplies Italian auto leather cut specialist
Published:  20 July, 2016

Laziale Interni Auto, a leading Italian supplier of leather cut parts to tier-1 and tier-2 automotive component manufacturers, has chosen Lectra’s Versalis for its digital cutting room.

Emission reduction technology for automotive interiors
Published:  12 July, 2016

Leather industry chemical supplier, TFL, will be presenting a technology that reduces the chemical emissions of leather interiors at the upcoming edition of the ACLE taking place August 31 – September 2, 2016, in Shanghai, China.

Superior motorbike protection with Dainese leathers
Published:  07 July, 2016

Dainese, the Italian brand specialised in motorcycle leather jackets and other accessories, has developed a new collection using its well-developed know-how and technology.

Smit & zoon celebrates 195 years at ACLE 2016
Published:  30 June, 2016

The Dutch based chemicals manufacturer is celebrating its 195th anniversary this year showcasing a wide range of newly developed finishing articles at the upcoming edition of ACLE.

New applications for Zschimmer & Schwarz at ACLE
Published:  30 June, 2016

The leading German based producer of fatliquors will be displaying a wide range of leather articles at the upcoming All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), taking place on August 31 – September 2, 2016, in Shanghai.

Registration of Chlorocresol in leather manufacture confirmed
Published:  21 June, 2016

The Biocidal Products Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has confirmed the registration of Chlorocresol (CMK, PCMC), one of the central active ingredients in the Lanxess Preventol range, for use in leather manufacture.

Industrial leather printing from Azonprinter
Published:  10 June, 2016

Azon DTS is digital all-purpose flat-bed printer with specially designed technology which changes the tension of the material surface allowing you to print full-colour, photo-quality images on leather and other surfaces like canvas, plastic, stone, anodised aluminum, wood and so much more.

Unmatched leather quality in a sustainable way
Published:  08 June, 2016

Global leather chemical supplier, Stahl, is offering a tanning system that produces all types of leathers in a more sustainable way to standard specifications. With its EasyWhite Tan process, Stahl offers a simplified tanning process, resulting in time and energy savings. 

Carlessi new Diamond spray finishing system
Published:  07 June, 2016

Italian tannery machinery maker, Fratelli Carlessi has recently upgraded its Diamond stainless steel spray booth with scrubber. One of the most significant improvements is the full automation and control of the finishing line, which is achieved through a new main touch panel control screen.

Spraystorm from Gemata
Published:  20 May, 2016

Italian finishing equipment specialist Gemata has introduced a novel spray finishing system called Spraystorm. The machine, which was formally unveiled at the Simac Tanning Tech show in Milan earlier this year, has three main advantages over other spray finishing units.

New book on Gloves and Glove-Making
United Kingdom
Published:  20 May, 2016

ILM columnist and leather industry commentator Mike Redwood has recently written and published a new book titled: “Gloves and Glove-Making” with all Royalties of the book going to the Glovers’ Guild.

ATOM pursues growth strategy with acquisition
Published:  04 May, 2016

ATOM Group, the cutting and moulding machines specialist, has taken a step further in the take over of Molina e Bianchi, the footwear machinery manufacturer, and has announced the creation of a new company to reinforce its leadership in the world market.

ECA opts for zero buffer leather cutting
Published:  02 March, 2016

In a world in where vehicle interiors have become a key differentiator among carmakers, Lectra’s Versalis has proved invaluable. ECA, the Belgian company specialised in development, production and assembly of re-upholstered and auto aftermarket leathers, uses the Versalis cutting solution.

Gerber expands its AccuMark software range
Published:  01 March, 2016

Gerber Technology, an industry-leading software and automation solutions expert, has expanded its AccuMark product range, enabling leather customers to boost productivity by 10% and increase throughput by 50%.

Stahl launches 100% biodegradable range
The Netherlands
Published:  29 February, 2016

Global leather chemical producer, Stahl has launched Proviera Probiotics for Leather, a 100% biodegradable beamhouse range developed to improve the environmental footprint of leather production.

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