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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Lanxess introduces automotive leather binders

Worldwide
Published:  18 April, 2017

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Lanxess has announced it is expanding its portfolio for the leather industry with the addition of two new binders for the finishing of high-quality automotive leather.

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ATOM’s FlashCut executes all production steps

Italy
Published:  12 April, 2017

The FlashCut Fashion All-in-One models from Italian cutting systems specialist ATOM combines the processes of acquisition, automatic nesting and cutting in a single machine.

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Zünd presents cutting solutions at Interzum 2017

Germany
Published:  23 March, 2017

Swiss leather and textile cutting machine specialist Zünd is to exhibit at the upcoming edition of Interzum, a leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design to be held in Cologne, Germany, May 16-19, 2017.

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Lanxess raises prices for organic leather chemicals

Worldwide
Published:  23 March, 2017

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Lanxess announced it is globally raising the prices for its organic leather chemicals with immediate effect. 

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Lanxess technology to recycle leftover leather

Germany
Published:  17 March, 2017

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is leading a research and development project to investigate an innovative technology for a new recycling concept in leather manufacturing. 

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BASF to introduce new process innovation at APLF

Hong Kong
Published:  16 March, 2017

The German chemical manufacturer will introduce a new process innovation at the upcoming Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) 2017 that aims to help brands meet ecological requirements while enhancing product quality, especially for premium and automotive leathers.

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Lectra to help companies step into Industry 4.0 era

Worldwide
Published:  01 March, 2017

The integrated technology solutions provider dedicated to industries using leather, fabrics, technical textiles and composite materials, has revealed a new strategy conceived to empower fashion and apparel, automotive and furniture companies to succeed as they step into the Industry 4.0 era.

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Positive outcome for Elitron at Simac Tanning Tech

Italy
Published:  28 February, 2017

Italy based Elitron, a leading provider of computerised design and automatic cutting systems, has reported a positive outcome of the company’s participation in the February 2017 edition of Simac Tanning Tech, especially in terms of international markets.

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MK Quimica introduces new biotech degreasing agent

Brazil
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.

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ISA TanTec introduces saline solution as technical innovation

Worldwide
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.

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Elitron’s innovative ways of working with leather at Simac 2017

Italy
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.  

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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.

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Lanxess presents comprehensive chemical range at IILF

India
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.

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Trumpler launches new products for the Indian market

India
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.

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Fratelli Carlessi to unveil scalable spray finishing concept in Milan

Italy
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.

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Erretre to redefine milling at Simac Tanning Tech 2017

Italy
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.

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BASF presents new solutions for the Indian market

India
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.

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Deeper leather cleaning with Gemata’s Starclean

Italy
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.

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Lectra helps set-up leather centre for furniture maker

Poland
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.

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Zünd’s latest full turn-key cutting system on show at Simac

Italy
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.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz’s new range of automotive fatliquors

Germany
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.

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Smit & zoon presents wet-end and finishing at IILF 2017

India
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.

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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.

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Easy switch for tanners to Stahl’s chrome-free technology

Worldwide
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.

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Polish furniture maker partners with Lectra

Poland
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.

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Stahl Neo portfolio emphasises dedication towards zero discharge

Worldwide
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.

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Wet-end chemical update from Zschimmer & Schwarz

Germany
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. 

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Modern fatliquors from Trumpler

Germany
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. 

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Water-based topcoat from GSC Group

Italy
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. 

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Gruppo Mastrotto partners with Lectra

Italy
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.

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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.

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Tata International launches premium patented leather

India
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. 

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Tanners sustainability goals achieved with Stahl Neo

Worldwide
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.

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Luxury furniture manufacturer collaborates with Lectra

Europe
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.

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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.

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Odour eliminating auxiliary from Schill + Seilacher

Germany
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. 

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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.

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Sustainable solutions from Stahl at ACLE 2016

China
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.

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Free of chrome tanning system from Buckman

Worldwide
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. 

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Wet-end solutions from Cromogenia-Units

Worldwide
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.

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New leather chemical innovations from Atlas Refinery

Worldwide
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. 

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Lanxess highlight “X-Crust” concept at ACLE 2016

China
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.

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BASF presents new solutions for tanneries at ACLE 2016

China
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. 

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Lectra supplies Italian auto leather cut specialist

Italy
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.

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Emission reduction technology for automotive interiors

China
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.

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Superior motorbike protection with Dainese leathers

Italy
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.

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Smit & zoon celebrates 195 years at ACLE 2016

China
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.

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