Zschimmer & Schwarz expands bio-based chemical range

Germany
Published:  12 August, 2020

German chemical specialist Zschimmer & Schwarz has launched a number of new products to the market. These include:

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Low impact beamhouse offer from Chemtan

United States
Published:  11 August, 2020

U.S. based Chemtan is introducing the next generation of environmentally low impact beamhouse products. 

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Fatliquors and degreasers from Texapel

Spain
Published:  11 August, 2020

Spanish leather chemical company Texapel has launched a number of new products to its comprehensive portfolio, including:

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Through-feed belt buffing from Bergi

Italy
Published:  27 July, 2020

Complementing its portfolio of buffing machines, Bergi launched the latest version of Attiva, a band buffing machine for articles that need cold processing and a higher extraction of dust. 

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Data capture systems and automation from GER

Italy
Published:  27 July, 2020

GER Elettronica has launched a number of data-driven automation innovations that aim to provide tanners with both efficiency increases and cost savings. Industry 4.0 compatible, the innovations highlighted new software and hardware automation which will be present in the tannery of the future. 

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Minimise cost per hide, optimise leather performance with Optitan

Netherlands
Published:  20 July, 2020

The new Optitan range by Smit offers products which are designed for optimised application results. The range consists of phenolic/disulphonic-condensate-based products, with the highest possible content of active components, offering state-of-the-art performance on emissions, heat yellowing and light fastness. This way, Optitan improves product efficiency and thereby minimises the cost per hide in retanning and its environmental impact. Plus, it enables optimised retanning results. It’s a genuine win-win-win situation.

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Cartigliano launches new vacuum dryer

Italy
Published:  26 June, 2020

The Italian tannery machinery specialist has designed a special vacuum tool to upgrade the company’s existing “New Turbo”, “C” or “CT” models, which have been manufactured since 1992.

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TFL launches new bio-polymer based on renewable raw materials

Worldwide
Published:  25 June, 2020

The Germany headquartered chemical supplier has launched Magnopal Pure A, an environmental-friendly, film-forming bio-polymer based on vegetable biomass.

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Erretre launches Ecotan

Italy
Published:  28 May, 2020

Italy headquartered tannery machinery maker Erretre has introduced its newest automatic spraying booth model, Ecotan, featuring a brand new type of fully integrated fume scrubber. 

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Biggest drum in the world from Pajusco

Italy
Published:  27 May, 2020

With dimensions of 5000mm x 5000mm, Pajusco Tecnologie’s Obelix Wood makes its leather industry debut as the biggest drum in the world. 

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Gemata launches new Greenfinish concept

Italy
Published:  27 May, 2020

Italian machinery specialist Gemata has launched a new paper-release finishing system that is said to have a very low environmental impact. Greenfinish is considered to be the lower impact evolution of Ecofinish, the traditional system with a spray booth, which has been used by tanneries for a number of years.

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Calati launches digital leather thickness gauge

Italy
Published:  14 May, 2020

The Italian company, which is owned by tannery machinery and equipment specialist Maurizio Danese, has launched a digital version of its leather thickness gauge. 

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Spray finishing under ultra-low pressure

Turkey
Published:  06 May, 2020

Turkish tannery machinery supplier Demaksan has launched a new ultra-low pressure (ULP) and high atomisation system, which is said to work very differently from other conventional spray finishing technologies and offers higher quality results as well as significant cost-savings.  

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Toggling technology from Fratelli Carlessi

Italy
Published:  23 April, 2020

Specialised in the tanning sector since 1953, Italy based Fratelli Carlessi has turned its focus to new toggling technology and fully automated laboratory spraying machines. 

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Gerber Technology to help production of protective masks

Worldwide
Published:  25 March, 2020

Based on its successful initiative in China, the U.S. headquartered software and automation solutions expert announced the creation of the ‘Gerber PPE Task Force and Resource Team’ to help global customers to increase their production or transition to manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) within the global context of the COVID-19.

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Smit & Zoon granted level 3 ZDHC certification and Ecovadis Silver CSR rating

Netherlands
Published:  24 March, 2020

Smit & Zoon is committed to making the leather value chain sustainable, together. As one of the players in this value chain, the Dutch company is working hard on making its own practices more sustainable continuously. Recently, their efforts were rewarded with two important independent ratings: the highest level of ZDHC certification (level 3) and the Ecovadis Silver CSR Rating.

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DSM’s new NeoAdd PAX crosslinkers suitable for leather

The Netherlands
Published:  06 March, 2020

Royal DSM, a Netherlands based global science company specialised in nutrition, health and sustainable Living, has launched an innovative, low toxicity crosslinker portfolio, NeoAdd PAX, which can be used in a variety of sectors, including leather.

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Pulcra Chemicals new products for shoe upper leathers

Germany
Published:  03 March, 2020

The Germany headquartered specialty chemicals supplier has launched a series of new products for high-quality shoe-upper leathers.

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Efficient leather die cutting by Thagora

Romania
Published:  26 February, 2020

Thagora, a leather cutting company for furniture and automotive, has transformed the way leather is cut in automotive, proving that you only need a skilled process engineer and an upgraded die-cutting workflow. Through the use of their advanced software system, they offer predictability, leather savings and traceability of all operations. 

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Gerber showcases digitisation within the furniture industry

United States
Published:  26 February, 2020

Held in New York City, the innovation centre event aimed at the furniture industry took place on February 19 with a one-of-a-kind microfactory experience. 

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MecMan presents IceWater system

Italy
Published:  18 February, 2020

Italian tannery machinery supplier MecMan has launched its patented IceWater system, an innovative alternative for the production of cold water, used during the leather drying step, that completes what is currently a modular system. The new system is used for the drying of leather hides or sides and is made up of three components: MecGiant, IceVacuum and the new IceWater.

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TFL partners with Agfa for leather inkjet printing project

Worldwide
Published:  18 February, 2020

The specialty chemical manufacturer has partnered with digital imaging and IT solutions multinational Agfa to focus on the development of Alussa, a dedicated inkjet printing solution for high-quality leathers aimed at the fashion, upholstery, automotive, aviation and nautical sectors.

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TFL releases Colour Trends for Autumn/Winter 2021 -2022

Germany
Published:  11 February, 2020

The specialty chemical supplier has released its new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue for the Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 season, aimed at the leather garment, footwear, accessory and upholstery sectors.

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Stahl BeTan improves environmental impact

Worldwide
Published:  03 February, 2020

The specialty chemical manufacturer recently launched BeTan beamhouse and tanning portfolio is said to underline its commitment to using responsible chemistry to improve the environmental impact of the supply chain.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz to present new applications at APLF

Hong Kong
Published:  27 January, 2020

The Leather Auxiliaries Division of the German chemical manufacturer will present and discuss new and successful applications at the upcoming edition of the Asia Pacific Leather Fair, taking place in Hong Kong March 31 - April 2.

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Zünd at Simac 2019

Zünd to present complete solutions for the shoe sector at Simac

Italy
Published:  24 January, 2020

Showcasing its entire range, Zünd will be demonstrating how digital, intelligently-networked shoe production works efficiently and automated during the upcoming edition of Simac Tanning Tech, taking place February 19-21 in Milan, Italy.

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Lanxess to present novelties for beamhouse operations at IILF

India
Published:  20 January, 2020

Lanxess will be showcasing its comprehensive range of leather chemicals at the upcoming edition of the India International Leather Fair (IILF), taking place February 1-3 in Chennai, India.

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TFL to showcase TFL Micro Tec at IILF in Chennai

India
Published:  09 January, 2020

The German chemical manufacturer will be exhibiting at the upcoming edition of the Indian International Leather Fair (IILF) to take place in Chennai on February 1-3.

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Debag Kimya to showcase chemical range at IILF

India
Published:  02 January, 2020

Debag Kimya along with its India agent, TFB, will be participating at the upcoming India International Leather Fair (IILF) taking place in Chennai on February 1-3.

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Stahl creates BeTan portfolio of eco-friendly chemicals

Netherlands
Published:  19 December, 2019

Netherlands headquartered chemical specialist Stahl has launched BeTan, a complete leather process chemicals portfolio with a focus on responsible and sustainable solutions for beamhouse and tanning which are set to lower the environmental impact of the leather production process. 

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Waxes and fatliquors from Tannin Corp

United States
Published:  18 December, 2019

U.S. headquartered, Tannin Corp has introduced a series of new fatliquors, oils and waxes into its product range. Some of the highlights are as follows: 

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Smit & Zoon to use beet pulp in leather processing

The Netherlands
Published:  09 December, 2019

The Dutch chemicals manufacturer said research has shown that pectins from sugar beet pulp are suitable as bio-based ingredients in the production of leather.

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Hand-crafted Schedoni leather goods using Elitron technology

Italy
Published:  22 November, 2019

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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Tecnochimica launches retanning solutions

Italy
Published:  18 November, 2019

The Italian chemical specialist has introduced a number of new products: 

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Beamhouse and wet end updates from MK Quimica

Brazil
Published:  18 November, 2019

Brazil based leather chemical specialist MK Quimica has launched a number of new products that aim to enhance lightfastness, provide softness and aid dyeing uniformity throughout the wet tannery processes.

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New range of tanning agents from Silvateam

Italy
Published:  30 October, 2019

Italian specialty chemicals firm Silvateam has launched a range of new products. These include: 

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Eco and economic benefits from Sarchem

Turkey
Published:  30 October, 2019

One of the leading leather chemical producers, Sarchem Chemicals from Istanbul, Turkey, regularly offers innovative products and processes obtaining ecological and economical advantages. Sarchem develops new products and technologies focused on responsible care policy and sustainability and with the purpose of best response to market demands. 

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Buckman launches five new innovations

United States
Published:  22 October, 2019

Buckman has introduced five new products to its range over the past few months, aimed at the beamhouse and wet end processing of leather. They are as follows:

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New bio-polymers from KLF Tecnokimica

Italy
Published:  22 October, 2019

KLF Tecnokimica has recently developed a new product line of fatliquoring polymers and copolymers (fatty-polymer) with the objective to give the grain of the leather firmness, coupled with smoothness and softness.

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Wet-end chemicals from Debag Kimya

Turkey
Published:  10 October, 2019

Turkish beamhouse and wet-end chemical specialist Debag Kimya has launched a number of innovations. For the beamhouse, the following new products have been introduced: 

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Stahl’s Proviera - Probiotics for Leather registered at NSF

Worldwide
Published:  03 October, 2019

The chemical supplier’s 100% biodegradable solutions, Proviera- Probiotics for Leather, have been registered as being clean-labelled by international product testing and certification organisation NSF.

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Chinese furniture giant upgrades technology with Lectra

China
Published:  04 September, 2019

Kuka, a leading home furnishing supplier in China, has teamed up with France based Lectra in its pursuit to put digital technology at the heart of its leather cutting operations.

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Sustainable products and systems for the leather industry

Germany
Published:  30 August, 2019

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will be showcasing its latest developments and innovations for the leather industry at the upcoming ACLE in Shanghai, taking place September 3-5. 

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Dermochimica introduces natural Hydroil

Italy
Published:  29 August, 2019

Based on the recovery water from olive oil production, Dermochimica meets the need of the leather industry to replace chrome and other heavy metals from the tanning process by introducing Hydroil.
Completely natural and eco-sustainable, Hydroil exploits the strong antioxidant and tanning properties of Oil Mill Waste Water (OMWW) for tanning and retanning of all types, qualities or end uses.

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TFL brings new unhairing agents to market

Germany
Published:  29 August, 2019

Chemical supplier TFL has introduced a range of new products over the past twelve months, including:

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Biosk recycling technology

China
Published:  29 August, 2019

In recent years, there has been a new revolution in China’s leather industry, with the launch of Biosk’s recycling technology. 

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Tear-resistance and wrinkle reduction from Pulcra

Germany
Published:  16 August, 2019

The newly developed Drasil FFD is a totally formaldehyde-free dicyandiamide resin, combining the typical filling power of a typical dicyandiamide retanning agent with the action of a highly efficient biopolymer.

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GSC anti-soiling solutions for automotive

Italy
Published:  16 August, 2019

Following increased requests for anti-soiling automotive leathers, GSC Group has developed a series of finishing systems that will help automotive tanners meet several specific OEM requirements and help deal with stains such as denim, coffee, grease and more. 

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Low odour and fogging from Zschimmer & Schwarz

Germany
Published:  16 August, 2019

German leather chemical producer Zschimmer & Schwarz has launched a range of new solutions, particularly suitable for the automotive leather market. 

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Sustainable solutions from Cromogenia Units

Spain
Published:  09 August, 2019

Cromogenia Units has introduced a range of eco-friendly and sustainable products over the past year, suitable for a host of leathers in the post tanning processes.

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