Automated leather perforation from Teseo

Italy
Published:  10 June, 2019

Italian leather cutting and software technology provider Teseo has introduced a new automated leather perforating machine called UPP. 

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SuperVario T from Bergi.

Enhanced ironing and embossing from Bergi

Italy
Published:  10 June, 2019

The SuperVario T is an updated through-feed ironing and embossing machine for upholstery and automotive leathers, which is an evolution of Bergi’s Superpress T, the world’s best-selling ironing and embossing machine. 

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Versalis 2019 automated leather cutting machine.

Lectra launches Versalis 2019 and Leather Suite V7

France
Published:  03 June, 2019

Leather cutting specialist Lectra unveiled its new Versalis 2019 digital leather cutting line and Leather Suite V7 during its ‘Lectra Motor Show’ two-day automotive customer event at its technical centre in Cestas near Bordeaux in March.  

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Radiofrequency drying from Cartigliano

Italy
Published:  03 June, 2019

Italian tannery drying equipment maker Cartigliano introduced the latest versions of its radiofrequency, or RF dryers, at the Simac Tanning Tech fair in Milan last February. The latest models follow 30 years of research and development in the technology. 

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Elitron gain extra Kudos

Italy
Published:  28 May, 2019

A number of new or updated pieces of machinery and smart software solutions were unveiled by Italy based cutting system specialist Elitron during the Simac Tanning Tech fair in Milan this year.

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Cold and smooth leather milling

Italy
Published:  28 May, 2019

In the 2018 edition of Simac Tanning Tech, Italy based tannery equipment maker Erretre presented to the market its Cold Milling technology, an innovation that keeps the leather cooler and the air humidity optimal, using patented technology allowing the production of very tight-grained articles. The technology was once again promoted at the fair in Milan this year. 

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TanWare Blue from Incotec

Germany
Published:  20 May, 2019

Germany based tannery automation and measuring equipment specialist Incotec offers a product portfolio to automate wet processes in tanneries. 

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Attiva band-buffing machine from Bergi

Italy
Published:  20 May, 2019

Buffing is today a primary mechanical operation in the tannery and it often determines the quality of the final article. Leathers today are so specialised that every operation and process now often requires a dedicated machine. 

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Fratelli Carlessi presents Spray Lab XL

Italy
Published:  20 May, 2019

At the 2019 edition of Simac Tanning Tech in Milan, Italy finishing and drying machinery specialist Fratelli Carlessi presented Spray Lab XL; an extended version of its Spray Lab system first launched in 2017, with same benefits and versatility designed to spray hide sides.

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New rotary spray booth from Barnini

Italy
Published:  14 May, 2019

Quality, productivity and reproducibility are the key features of the new rotary spray booth from Italian finishing equipment specialists Barnini.

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Waterflow finishing from Spraytech

Italy
Published:  14 May, 2019

During the last Simac Tanning Tech fair in Milan, Italian finishing equipment maker Spraytech highlighted its innovative spray booth “Waterflow”.

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Cell Rotary Conditioner for drying leather

Italy
Published:  14 May, 2019

Fratelli Carlessi has invented what it claims to be the most versatile leather dryer on the market, suitable for pebble and smooth grain articles with excellent results in terms of yield and quality. 

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Lanxess releases Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 trends

Germany
Published:  08 May, 2019

The Germany headquartered specialty chemicals supplier has released a forecast of colours and trends for the Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 season.

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Master Server M6 ready for Industry 4.0

Switzerland
Published:  08 May, 2019

Switzerland headquartered tannery automation and machinery maker Hüni is constantly researching, developing and improving the data exchange for production processes based on the Industry 4.0 concept.

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Solaris rotary press from Mostardini

Italy
Published:  08 May, 2019

The latest version of Mostardini’s rotary press features an innovative patented heating system, known as Solaris, which combines the features and advantages of both electric heating and diathermic oil.

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Hardy UK re-blading services

United Kingdom
Published:  08 May, 2019

The very best machinery uses the very best shaving and fleshing blades. But this combination does not guarantee quality material output unless both are also maintained to the very best standards. Arguably, the most important factor in this ‘marriage’ of machinery and blade is the re-blading process. 

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Autofeed from Turner

France
Published:  01 May, 2019

Over the past year, French tannery machinery maker Turner has concentrated most of its R&D efforts on the optimisation of its automatic feeding system for the lime splitting machine. 

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Through-feed sammying of wet-blue

Italy
Published:  01 May, 2019

Italian tannery machine producer Escomar Italia has focussed its efforts on improving its through-feed sammying machine for wet-blue processing and introduced the new model “PCR-e56” at the Simac Tanning Tech fair in Milan last February. 

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Stahl’s fully-polymeric waterproofing solution

Worldwide
Published:  04 April, 2019

The Netherlands headquartered chemical manufacturer claims its newest leather waterproofing products, Densodrin Polymeric Generation and polymeric Densotan, transform leather waterproofing.

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Lectra opens Innovation Lab

France
Published:  21 March, 2019

Created by Philippe Ribera, Vice President Innovation, Lectra, the Innovation Lab is located in the heart of the Company's technological campus in Bordeaux-Cestas.

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Stahl launches first 100% polymer silicone waterproofing process

Worldwide
Published:  12 March, 2019

The Dutch chemical manufacturer is introducing the Densodrin Polymeric Generation, claimed to be the cleanest performing level of waterproofing available to tanners and shoe manufacturers.

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Starface from Gemata

Flesh side resin coating with Starface from Gemata

Worldwide
Published:  12 March, 2019

Starface is a patented rollercoating machine from Italian manufacturers Gemata, specifically designed to apply a chemical finish on to the flesh side of leather. Under current tanning practices, the leather that is to be coated on the flesh side is turned upside down and passed through a conventional rollercoater. Previously, it was impossible to include this process into a finishing line composed of machines which coat the leather on the grain side.

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Versalis 2019

Lectra launches Versalis 2019 and Leather Suite V7

France
Published:  08 March, 2019

Leather cutting specialist, Lectra unveiled its new Versalis 2019 digital leather cutting line and Leather Suite V7 during its 'Lectra Motor Show' two-day automotive customer event at its technical centre in Cestas near Bordeaux on March 7-8. The new machine will be available for its customers from June 2019.   

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Stahl introduces new wet end solutions

Worldwide
Published:  05 March, 2019

Extending its existing, more sustainable Stahl Neo leather finish range to include wet end products, the Dutch specialty chemicals manufacturer is introducing Stahl Neo 2.0.

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German upholstery manufacturer praises Zünd cutter

Germany
Published:  21 February, 2019

Known for its exclusive designs in furniture and automotive upholstery, the Germany headquartered producer implemented the Zünd cutting system in 2017, hence, transforming its cutting operation to a digital production workflow.

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TFL introduces two reductive unhairing agents

Worldwide
Published:  20 February, 2019

The specialty chemical supplier introduces two reductive unhairing agents, which are able to replace sulphide.

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Expert Systemtechnik cutting days

Expert Cutting Days prepares for fifth edition

Germany
Published:  14 February, 2019

Organised by German cutting specialist, Expert Systemtechnik, the 2019 edition of the platform for building up knowledge and exchanging experience on current topics relating to the cutting of leather, textiles and technical materials, takes place March 20-21 at the company’s headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany.

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Mirage

Stahl focus on leather upgrading

Worldwide
Published:  07 February, 2019

People are buying more leather goods than ever before, and premium leather is increasingly sought after. This has resulted in high-quality raw material becoming increasingly difficult to source. Stahl has developed an extensive range of leather upgrading solutions, divided into three classifications. Leather processors can easily improve leather quality via the application of specific, easy-to-use techniques.

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TFL releases Colour Trends Catalogue for Autumn/Winter 2020-21

Worldwide
Published:  31 January, 2019

The global leather chemical supplier presents its colour trends for the leather garment, footwear, accessory and upholstery industries for the Autumn/Winter 2020-21 season.

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Zünd to present fully integrated turn-key cutting solution at Simac

Italy
Published:  17 January, 2019

The Swiss manufacturer will be presenting comprehensive cutting solutions for high-performance whole hides and leather cutting, including a versatile entry-level solution as well as a fully automated, industrial leather-cutting system for maximum productivity, at the upcoming Simac Tanning Tech taking place February 19-21 in Milan.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz celebrate 125 years at the APLF

Hong Kong
Published:  09 January, 2019

The chemical supplier, which is celebrating its 125th company anniversary, will be showcasing the majority of its most coveted leathers at the upcoming edition of APLF taking place in Hong Kong on March 13-15.

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Lectra helps Tier-1 with superior nesting and digital cutting

Worldwide
Published:  12 December, 2018

France based Lectra has outlined some of the advantages of its digital leather cutting solutions for car seat manufacturing compared with the manual die press method.

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Online video to present TFL’s Fashion collection

Worldwide
Published:  28 November, 2018

The specialty chemicals manufacturer’s trends and fashion collection for Autumn-Winter 2020-21, which will be presented at the Global TFL Fashion Centre in July 2019, will also be available for viewing online.

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Operator working on the Booster

N.T.G chooses Elitron for cutting again

Italy
Published:  21 November, 2018

N.T.G from the Veneto region of Italy has chosen to update its automated leather cutting equipment from Italy headquartered specialists, Elitron. Antonio Gobbi, Owner, N.T.G explains why he opted for Elitron equipment again.

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Lanxess’ cyclic siloxane compounds below restricted ECHA limit

Germany
Published:  20 November, 2018

The German specialty chemical manufacturer says it ensures that product concentrations from its leather business unit are well below the specified limit with regard to the latest restriction by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on cyclic siloxane compounds.

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Lanxess unveils trends for Spring/Summer 2020

Worldwide
Published:  07 November, 2018

Germany headquartered specialty chemicals manufacturer, Lanxess, has unveiled its colours and trends for the Spring/Summer 2020 season.

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Wax and fatliquors from Tannin Corp

United States
Published:  22 October, 2018

U.S. based Tannin Corporation has introduced two new fatliquors and wax into the market. Located in Peabody, Massachusetts, the Company is a global specialist in providing leather chemicals for American lifestyle and upholstery applications among others.

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Italy’s Moroso partners with Lectra

Europe
Published:  11 October, 2018

Italian upholstered furniture designer Moroso has partnered with France based technological solutions provider, Lectra, for cost-cutting solutions without compromising on quality.

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MK Química offers tanners beamhouse solutions

Brazil
Published:  09 October, 2018

Brazil headquartered leather chemical specialist, MK Química, has introduced three new products for the beamhouse. These include new degreasing and deliming agents as well as a beamhouse auxiliary used during pickling.

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Improved tear resistance solution from Pulcra Chemicals

Worldwide
Published:  25 September, 2018

When leather is split into thinner grain leather it suffers an important loss in tear resistance. Pulcra Chemicals has prepared the ultimate solution for problems of tear resistance or insufficient mechanical fastness: Peramit LSW NEW

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Dermacolor introduces finishing auxiliaries

Italy
Published:  20 September, 2018

Italian leather finishing expert, Dermacolor, has introduced a range of leather finishing auxiliaries following research at its own application laboratory. 

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Lectra releases ‘Fashion PLM 4.0’ to help fashion companies

France
Published:  12 September, 2018

The France headquartered technological solutions provider for companies using leather and fabrics in their manufacture, has released Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0, its latest PLM solution boasting several new features and tools.

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Liming auxiliary from Carpetex

Germany
Published:  11 September, 2018

Merpin 9003 is a new liming-auxiliary for use on all kinds of leather from Germany based Carpetex. 

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High-performance silicone additive for leather finishing from CHT

Worldwide
Published:  07 September, 2018

Performance and functionality are very important for the automotive industry, especially for designers that are thinking about the future of the car upholstery market. Fashion trends and technical needs have to be sustainable and, therefore, the goal will be clearly to provide environment-friendly performance with aesthetic appeal for leather materials.

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Syn-Bios finishing ink dye

Italy
Published:  05 September, 2018

Italy based Syn-Bios’s corporate philosophy consists of a constant commitment to the research and development of innovative chemical and technical solutions, paying special attention to human health and environmental sustainability.

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TFL increases production capacity for leather dyes

India
Published:  29 August, 2018

The specialty leather manufacturer says it is investing in increased capacity for its range of leather dyes produced in its standardisation facility in Mumbai, India.

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Alternative wet end solutions from Silvateam

Italy
Published:  28 August, 2018

Italy headquartered tannery chemicals supplier, Silvateam has introduced four new wet-end products in the market over the past twelve months. They are as follows:

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Three wet end processing solutions from Buckman

Worldwide
Published:  24 August, 2018

United States headquartered, international leather chemical manufacturer and supplier, Buckman has introduced three new products to its range over the past year aimed at the beamhouse and wet end processing of leather. They are as follows:

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Low odour and fogging chemistry from Zschimmer & Schwarz

Germany
Published:  23 August, 2018

Zschimmer & Schwarz is one of the leading global leather chemical producers. The Germany headquartered company has recently introduced a range of new chemicals aimed at reducing the VOC and fogging values, especially for automotive leathers. Some of the latest launches are as follows:

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Wet end updates from Debag Kimya

Turkey
Published:  22 August, 2018

The Turkey based beamhouse and wet end chemical specialists has introduced a number of new innovations in the recent past. They include the following. 

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