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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Safer beamhouse chemicals from Zenith

Singapore
Published:  22 August, 2018

Located in Singapore, Zenith Industrial Chemicals are specialists in beamhouse chemical. The company has recently launched two new products, fungicide and a surfactant, for the global tanning industry. 

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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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FGL research for MRSL compliancy

Italy
Published:  21 August, 2018

FGL International’s R&D activities are dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions for the global tanning industry. Regulatory requirements are constantly evolving on a national and international level, and MRSLs (Manufacturing Restricted Substance Lists) have now become the main reference points for the production of leather goods.

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Economic and ecological benefits from Sarchem

Turkey
Published:  21 August, 2018

A leading leather chemical producer from Istanbul, Turkey, Sarchem Chemicals offers innovative products and processes obtaining ecological and economic benefits for tanners. The Company has developed three new products that are backed-up with technical support for its customers.

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Lanxess to highlight odour minimising chemistry at ACLE

China
Published:  21 August, 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will be presenting its new developments and innovative solutions for the leather industry at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai, China, from August 29-31, 2018. 

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Lanxess to open new lab for PU dispersions

Italy
Published:  12 July, 2018

Specialty chemicals manufacturer, Lanxess, is to open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. 

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Zschimmer & Schwarz to present low VOC applications at ACLE

China
Published:  11 July, 2018

Experienced senior technologists from the Germany based chemical manufacturer will present and discuss the Company’s new and successful applications during the forthcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place in Shanghai August 29-31.

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TFL to showcase leather car seats and steering wheels at ACLE

China
Published:  04 July, 2018

The Germany headquartered specialty chemical supplier will display car seats and steering wheels made with leathers that fulfil all emission specifications during the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), taking place in Shanghai, China, August 29-31.

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High-end shoemaker pursues tradition with Zünd G3 Cutter

Spain
Published:  03 July, 2018

A high-quality shoe producer from Mallorca says the Company has combined high levels of leather cutting performance, precision, and reliability from Swiss manufacturer, Zünd while maintaining its traditional craftsmanship.

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Smit & zoon to launch new Product Passport at ACLE 2018

China
Published:  19 June, 2018

Netherlands based chemical manufacturer Smit & zoon will present a brand new collection of leather articles, which has been strengthened after its recent acquisition of Codyeco, at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place in Shanghai August 29-31.

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Hand-crafted Schedoni leather goods using Elitron technology

Italy
Published:  18 June, 2018

Schedoni s.r.l. is a Modena-based and family-run company, whose history, skills and experience in working with leather create highly crafted, premium goods dates back to 1880 and are connected to some of the world’s most famous luxury supercar brands such as Ferrari and Bentley Motors.

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Lanxess develops alternatives to comply to REACH regulations

Europe
Published:  01 June, 2018

As the European Chemical Agency recently announced that substances such as NMP (EC 212-828-1, CAS 872-50-4) have been added to the REACH regulation, specialty chemical manufacturers such as Lanxess have long provided the leather sector with suitable alternatives.

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Furniture manufacturer achieves material savings with Lectra

Italy
Published:  23 May, 2018

The sophisticated software and cutting precision of Lectra’s Versalis have enabled an Italy based furniture manufacturer to maximise material efficiency, using over 70% of a hide for some models.

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TFL launches new pre-tanning agent

Worldwide
Published:  25 April, 2018

Specialty chemicals manufacturer TFL has launched Sellatan LI-G Liq, a highly masked pre-tanning agent with a low impact on health, safety and the environment.

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Cromogenia eco-friendly retanning and fatliquoring ranges

Spain
Published:  03 April, 2018

Spain based chemical manufacturer, Cromogenia Units, has developed a new line of sustainable products comprised of eco-friendly retanning and fatliquoring products.

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TFL launches sustainable fatliquor for soft leathers

Worldwide
Published:  29 March, 2018

Specialty chemical manufacturer TFL, has launched a sustainable fatliquor aimed at leather makers for the garment and upholstery segments.

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Elitron introduces its patented Seeker System technology to the leather cutting industry.

Worldwide
Published:  14 March, 2018

With the introduction of its patented image and reference marks recognition technology, the leading Italian manufacturer of digital cutting solutions aims at remarking its innovation oriented vision around the industry. 

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Leather Standard by OEKO-TEX celebrates first year

Worldwide
Published:  06 March, 2018

Since its launch a year ago, nearly 40 certificates have been issued around the world for products ranging from rugs made of goatskin to leather clothing and handbags.

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Obelix – the largest drum in the world

Worldwide
Published:  28 February, 2018

Italian tannery drum maker, Pajusco Tecnologie, recently launched a new drum concept at the Simac Tanning Tech fair in Milan, February 20-22 and says it is the largest vessel of its type available in the market.

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