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New Synchrocoat-3400 from Bergi

Worldwide
Published:  19 May, 2022

The Synchrocoat-3400 is a through-feed rollercoating machine, specifically designed for the synchro processing of full cowhides. 

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Pulcra launches Naturalis biobased product portfolio

Germany
Published:  05 May, 2022

Germany-headquartered leather chemical manufacturer Pulcra has announced Pulcra Naturalis, a product portfolio with high biobased carbon content.

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Zünd updates Mind software suite

Worldwide
Published:  03 May, 2022

Switzerland-based Zünd Systemtechnik has announced additions to the Mind software suite to make digital cutting workflows easier and more efficient.

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BE. SPRAY from GER

Worldwide
Published:  29 April, 2022

BE. SPRAY technology integrates three GER Elettronica innovations in a system that the company says guarantees complete control of the spraying process.

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Royal Smit & Zoon concludes sugar beet pulp research

Netherlands
Published:  29 April, 2022

Royal Smit & Zoon has developed a biobased alternative to petroleum-based chemicals for wet-end leather production.

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Erretre’s Ecotan spray cabin

Worldwide
Published:  28 April, 2022

Designed to meet the most restrictive limits of emissions into the atmosphere, Erretre reports that Ecotan allows high abatement efficiency and improves colour transfer with product savings of up to 30%. 

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Ecospray from Barnini

Worldwide
Published:  22 April, 2022

Ecospray is the result of a multi-year research and development project in collaboration with professionals, universities and companies from alternative sectors.

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J1 3400 rollercoaster from Rotacoat

J1 series rollercoater from Rotacoat

W
Published:  19 April, 2022

Rotacoat reports that its new line of leather finishing machines represents a milestone in the development of the company’s modern rollercoaters made by the Italy based company.

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MAP NR from Mercier Turner

Back-and-forth spray action from Mercier Turner

Worldwide
Published:  19 April, 2022

The MAP NR, already known for its revolutionary back-and-forth system at high-speed and maintenance-free robot, is evolving and integrating fully automated management by numerical control allowing the piloting of all the spraying parameters directly from the HMI with three main goals:

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Greenstars rollercoaster from Gemata

Greenstars from Gemata

Worldwide
Published:  19 April, 2022

Greenstars is the new generation rollercoating machine from Gemata, which integrates and improves the previous model, Megastars, and allows for the finishing of cowhides, very light sheepskins and crusts, with a covering and precise effect even on very defective leathers and with high thickness variations, the company says. 

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Quimser’s eco-tanning solutions

Worldwide
Published:  11 March, 2022

Spain-headquartered leather chemical company Quimser has developed a series of products for consumers who are demanding cleaner, more environmentally friendly leather products.

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Syn-Bios launches NIR technology

Italy
Published:  03 March, 2022

The leather chemical manufacturer has announced the development of a new series of chemical pigments for the automotive leather sector.

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Greenstars rollercoating from Gemata

Worldwide
Published:  04 February, 2022

Italian finishing machinery specialist Gemata highlighted Greenstars, its latest rollercoating machine, during Simac Tanning Tech in September 2021. 

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Upgraded Newsplit from Mercier Turner

Worldwide
Published:  03 February, 2022

The updated version of the Newsplit 600 splitting machine was unveiled by France-based tannery machinery maker Mercier Turner at Simac Tanning Tech in Milan in September 2021. 

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Bluextreme E-power from Bauce .

E-powered sammying from Bauce

Worldwide
Published:  19 January, 2022

Bauce introduced a fully electrically powered sammying/setting out machine called Bluextreme E-Power during the Simac Tanning Tech fair in September 2021. 

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Superstar T through-feed ironing and embossing from Bergi.

Automated roller changeover from Bergi

Worldwide
Published:  11 January, 2022

The Superstar T 3200 is a model derived directly from the Supervario T through-feed ironing and embossing machine, first presented to the public at Simac Tanning Tech in January 2019 by Italian tannery machinery specialists Bergi.

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Automatic hide grading from DV Leather

Worldwide
Published:  22 December, 2021

DV Leather, a joint venture with Italian tannery machinery maker Feltre, has announced that its automated leather grading system is now up and running in a tannery environment in real life conditions.

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Leather Tattoo from Feltre

Leather Tattoo from Feltre

Worldwide
Published:  16 December, 2021

Traceability in the leather value chain is one area where tannery machinery makers such as Feltre have been developing new innovations during the pandemic and it remains a hot topic in the marketplace. 

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Multiple Cells Conditioner

Multiple cells drying and conditioning

Worldwide
Published:  16 December, 2021

Italian tannery drying and finishing machinery maker Fratelli Carlessi showcased its Multiple Cells Conditioner (MCC) during Simac Tanning Tech in September 2021. 

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Reduced emissions with Ecotan spray cabin

Worldwide
Published:  04 November, 2021

Tannery equipment maker Erretre has introduced a spray finishing line which reduces both airborne emissions and chemical wastes.

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I-Gun shown at Simac Tanning Tech

GER optimises spray finishing

Worldwide
Published:  03 November, 2021

A common problem encountered by leather finishers is inconsistent spray finishing caused by blockages or a spray line setup that has not been optimised.

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RC Paint rollercoater from DMS International

Upgraded rollercoater from DMS International

Worldwide
Published:  02 November, 2021

Italian leather finishing equipment maker DMS International showcased its updated version of the RC Paint rollercoater at the 2021 edition of Simac Tanning Tech in Milan. 

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Demonstration of the Mind ShoeDesign software on the Zünd stand

Shoe design software presented

Worldwide
Published:  02 November, 2021

During the 2021 edition of the Simac Tanning Tech fair, which took place in Milan last September, Swiss cutting and automation specialist Zünd, along with partners Mindtech, showcased its latest Mind ShoeDesign software.

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Smit & Zoon launches new waterproof fatliquor

Worldwide
Published:  29 October, 2021

Smit & Zoon has announced the launch of its new waterproof fatliquor, Aguastop PS 210.

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Whole hide buffing with Attiva

Italy
Published:  07 October, 2021

The Attiva 3200 buffing machine from Italian machinery company Bergi completes its range of through-feed continuous buffing machines.

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ELeather launches metallic leather collection

United Kingdom
Published:  28 September, 2021

The UK-based company, which manufacturers sheeting materials from tannery offcuts and shavings, has launched a metallic material collection for applications from transport to lifestyle.

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Costruzioni Meccaniche Persico

CM Persico expands continuous fleshing system

Italy
Published:  30 July, 2021

The Italian beamhouse machinery specialist, Costruzioni Meccaniche Persico has launched two models of its newly developed pumps for its continuous fleshing system: the P22 Dynamic and the P27 Dynamic fleshing pumps. They will be first showcased at the Simac Tanning Tech in 2021, the new products build on the features of the previous P22 model.

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Gemata launches new Greenstars roller machine

Italy
Published:  29 July, 2021

Italian finishing machinery specialist Gemata has launched Greenstars, its latest rollercoating machine. First launched in Milan at the Simac Tanning Tech event in 2020, it has been recognised by tanneries for its value and quality.

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Flaps Leather Printed Gavarnie

Radermecker Tannery launches new saddlery leathers

Belgium
Published:  23 July, 2021

Saddlery leather specialist Radermecker Tannery has launched a complete new range of what it calls equestrian flap leather under the brand name Printed Gavarnie.

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Smit & Zoon enhances its product range with sustainable solutions

The Netherlands
Published:  20 July, 2021

The Dutch chemical specialist has launched a host of new products. These include its new tanning subsidiary, Nera, featuring Zeology, a sustainable alternative to existing tanning agents. 

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Zschimmer & Schwarz emphasises ‘S’ for sustainability

Germany
Published:  19 July, 2021

The German chemical specialist’s Leather Auxiliaries Division has recently launched the S-Range, its new product line for the sustainable production of automotive leather. Produced with raw materials from renewable sources, the S-Range is environmentally friendly and offers excellent results that meet today’s requirements of automotive leather manufacturing. The new products are as follows.

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Environmental benefits from United Chemicals

Turkey
Published:  13 July, 2021

Lecithin is a versatile compound used in the production of high-quality leather fatliquors, according to Turkish leather chemical maker United Chemicals. 

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Moisture control from Carlessi

Eliminating variable humidity with multiple cell conditioning

Italy
Published:  13 July, 2021

It is well documented that even small variations in the amount of water contained within the hide structure have repercussions in subsequent leather processing. These minor variations expressed in small percentage units are often the cause of non-uniformity in the finished leather. Italian tannery machinery makers, Carlessi offer a solution. 

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Antistatic staking conveyor from Danese

Italy
Published:  13 July, 2021

Complementing its portfolio of staking conveyor belt fabrics, Italy-based Maurizio Danese has launched a new D-Antistatic conveyor. It is an antistatic fabric with high strength carbon fibres inside which allows the tanner to achieve a high-quality staking action.

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Vegetable tannin for upholstery from Tanac

Brazil
Published:  12 July, 2021

Brazil headquartered vegetable extract producer Tanac has introduced Weibull Auto CF, a vegetable extract made from renewable raw materials. This includes the application of an organic synthesis process avoiding any hazardous or restricted compounds.

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Fluorocarbon-free waterproofing from CHT

Germany
Published:  08 July, 2021

A class of materials on the market to replace fluorinated organics for hydrophobic leather applications is the highly tuneable and benign class of polymers known as siloxanes, or silicones. Germany headquartered leather chemical maker CHT offers a wide range of fluorine-free alternatives that have been proven to meet the waterproofing and water-repelling demands of environmentally conscious customers in leather applications with several siloxane offerings.

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Chemtan launches Green Tan

United States
Published:  05 July, 2021

U.S. chemical specialist Chemtan is introducing its new ‘Green Tan’ system featuring Chemtan N-75, a unique deliming agent for reducing nitrogen levels up to 80% in the float and wastewater effluent.

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Cartigliano heads Fast & Furious towards low temperature drying

Italy
Published:  01 July, 2021

The Italian tannery machinery specialist has launched the new Cartigliano Fast & Furious 3 model (FF3 Nero), expanding its range of machines suitable for leather drying through vacuum dryers.

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Basetone-White-Ti-Free

Codyeco introduces a new generation of white pigment

Italy
Published:  25 June, 2021

The Italian leather chemicals producer Codyeco, a subsidiary company of Smit & Zoon, has introduced a white pigment into the market of leather finishing called Basetone White Ti-Free. This white pigment is formulated with insoluble inorganic and non-harmful substance and 100% free of TiO2.

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Colour trends for the leather goods industry 2022-23

Worldwide
Published:  11 June, 2021

The leather chemicals manufacturer TFL has released its new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue for the season Autumn Winter 2022-23. In the catalogue, TFL presents the colour trends for leather garment, footwear, accessories and additionally for the upholstery industry.

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Rotacoat J1 3400

Rotacoat offers fresh concept for leather finishing

Italy
Published:  08 June, 2021

Italy based Rotacoat has expanded its line of leather finishing machines, whose first model, J1 1800, debuted at the Simac Tanning Tech exhibition in 2020, with the launch of its new model J1 3400, which is said to constitute a ‘generational leap’ in the current technology applied to modern rollercoating machines.

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Preservation agent and syntan from Buckman

Worldwide
Published:  03 June, 2021

The U.S. based specialty chemical supplier, Buckman, has expanded its portfolio with a host of new products.

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Energy efficient spray finishing from Gemata

Italy
Published:  01 June, 2021

Italian leather finishing equipment specialist Gemata has implemented new green technologies on existing lines, such as its spray finishing systems. The Spraystar Evo, Gemata’s spray booth, has been equipped with additional features, while a new scrubber system, Scrubber Evo, has also been launched. 

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Pulcra research reduces Cr(VI) risk

Germany
Published:  27 May, 2021

For many years, Pulcra Chemicals has been researching the mechanism and possible prevention of oxidation reactions in leather. Particular focus in this research has always been on the prevention of Cr(VI) formation in leather.

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AI powered leather digitisation process by ICOL

Italy
Published:  20 May, 2021

Italy headquartered ICOL Group has introduced a new operational model named VQI.Leather (VQI stands for Visual Quality Inspection), a ‘powered by AI’ leather digitalisation process, performed with the help of a high-quality scanner of materials, installed directly in cutting rooms or at tanneries, or anywhere in the middle.

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ATC expands portfolio of products

France
Published:  18 May, 2021

The French chemical specialist has launched a new range of wet-end and finishing products which complement its existing portfolio.

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Dermochimica introduces Nemograde range

Italy
Published:  06 May, 2021

The Italian company has brought Nemograde, a new range specifically developed to improve the quality and appearance of low-grade leather, to market. With a high degree of masking power, Nemograde can be used on all types of low selection leathers to successfully mask grain defects and enlarge the usable surface area. An added benefit is the resulting natural looking finished article.

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Real time data generation from Systemhaus

Brazil
Published:  04 May, 2021

Brazil based machinery software provider Systemhaus has launched its Antara System, developed to meet the multitude of demands from the leather making sector. 

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Odour absorbers from Schill & Seilacher

Germany
Published:  30 April, 2021

German leather chemical maker, Schill & Seilacher has introduced a range of odour absorbers including fatliquors and a finishing base coat.

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Hüni enhances AI data processing

Switzerland
Published:  22 April, 2021

Switzerland headquartered tannery equipment and process control provider Hüni is introducing to its current systems data collection and measuring capabilities on targeted variables in order to share this data with its Datatan ERP and reach autonomous solutions as part of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) network.

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