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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Stahl launches renewable carbon polyurethanes range

The Netherlands
Published:  19 April, 2021

The Netherlands headquartered global chemical specialist has launched a range of renewable carbon-based polyurethanes called NuVera, replacing petroleum-based chemicals, which the company says will enable manufacturers to reduce their environmental footprint.

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Cartigliano launches new RF drying technology

Italy
Published:  14 April, 2021

The Italian tannery machinery specialist has designed a new Radio Frequency Drying Technology for leather, a tool which neatly dries water trapped inside the leather structure.

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Todesco Speedster

Finishing speed and dust control from Todesco

Italy
Published:  06 April, 2021

Italian machinery specialist Todesco has launched two new tannery machinery innovations, the Speedster Colour Machine and the Dust Abatement System DEP-04

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Focus on renewables from Cromogenia Units

Spain
Published:  06 April, 2021

Spanish chemical supplier Cromogenia Units has launched a host of sustainable retanning products which respond to the demand for more eco-friendly solutions, featuring renewable or residual raw materials, higher biodegradability, lack of restricted substances, low or no formaldehyde content and low COD values. 

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Stahl launches wet-end solutions for lightweight automotive leather

The Netherlands
Published:  30 March, 2021

The Netherlands headquartered global chemical specialist has launched a range of what it calls “next-generation” solutions that enable tanners to produce lightweight automotive leathers “without compromising on quality”.

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Stahl launches new probiotic degreasing solution

Netherlands
Published:  03 March, 2021

The Dutch chemical supplier is expanding its Proviera Probiotics for leather portfolio for sustainable leather processing in the beamhouse with the launch of ProDegreaze Plus, which is said to offer tanners improved degreasing performance and tangible sustainability benefits.

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Codyeco launches new generation of finishing water repellent

Italy
Published:  05 January, 2021

The Italian leather chemicals producer said it has committed to eliminate all ingredients belonging to the chemical family of PFC (perfluorocarbons) from its product portfolio.

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Hüni partners with Italian tanning software specialist

Europe
Published:  30 November, 2020

Swiss tannery automation and machinery maker Hüni has partnered with an Italian software specialist to market the latest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology for tanneries.

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The new standard in tanning is Zeolite-based

Netherlands
Published:  26 November, 2020

Recently, a revolutionary tanning agent was introduced. Zeology, a sustainable tanning concept, promises to be a truly sustainable alternative to existing tanning agents, without compromising on leather performance. That’s quite a promise! 

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Smit & Zoon’s Zeology adopted by tanneries

Worldwide
Published:  17 November, 2020

The Netherlands headquartered leather chemical manufacturer has announced that it is supplying ten tanneries with its recently launched sustainable, chrome-free, heavy metal-free, aldehyde-free tanning concept.

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And then there was Zeolite…

Netherlands
Published:  07 October, 2020

This is the beginning of a new era for tanning. With a big bang, Zeology, a revolutionary tanning concept, is launched! This sustainable tanning concept is chrome-free, heavy metal-free, aldehyde-free and easy to implement into existing tanning processes. Yet, it offers unrivalled leather performance!

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Todesco launches new leather finishing machine

Italy
Published:  06 October, 2020

The Italian leather finishing specialist has launched Speedster, a new concept machine with cutting-edge solution, which aims to improve the leather spraying process.

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New innovations for beamhouse and wet-end

United States
Published:  01 October, 2020

U.S. chemical specialist Buckman has expanded its portfolio with the addition of three new products.

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Unhairing solution from Pulcra

Germany
Published:  01 October, 2020

In an initiative to improve efficiency and sustainability in beamhouse operations, Pulcra Chemicals has developed various new products.

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Stahl announces leather upgrading solutions portfolio

The Netherlands
Published:  30 September, 2020

The specialty chemicals manufacturer has launched EleGrade, its brand new leather upgrading portfolio consisting of three products, all ZDHC MRSL compliant.

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Innovative chemicals from Sarchem

Turkey
Published:  21 September, 2020

Turkey headquartered Sarchem Chemicals offers innovative products and processes with ecological and economic advantages. The company has launched a number of new products over the past 12 months.

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High performance products from MK Quimica

Brazil
Published:  16 September, 2020

Brazilian leather chemical specialist MK Quimica has expanded its portfolio with six new products.

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Formaldehyde-free retans from Chimica Italiana

Italy
Published:  09 September, 2020

Italian chemical supplier Chimica Italiana International has added five new products to its portfolio. 

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Enhanced portfolio from Modern Dyestuffs

Thailand
Published:  09 September, 2020

Thailand headquartered Modern Dyestuffs & Pigments has expanded its portfolio of leather chemicals with three new product ranges.

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Dermochimica launches range of milling chemicals

Italy
Published:  01 September, 2020

Italian leather chemical specialist Dermochimica has launched Nemomilling, a new range of products for milling applications. The versatile range has many fields of use, from crust to finished leather, and it is possible to use Nemomilling on any type of tannage or retannage, giving softness and roundness to the leather, adding value to the final products. 

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Enzymatic solutions from Debag Kimya

Turkey
Published:  01 September, 2020

Turkish beamhouse chemical specialist Debag Kimya has introduced two new enzyme based products into the tanning industry.

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Tannin Corp launches new range of fatliquors

United States
Published:  26 August, 2020

U.S. headquartered Tannin Corp has introduced a series of new fatliquors and dispersing agents to its portfolio, including the following highlights:

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New wet end agents offer from ATC

France
Published:  25 August, 2020

French chemical company ATC has enhanced its portfolio with a host of new tanning agents. 

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TFL launches bio-polymer based on renewable raw materials

Worldwide
Published:  21 August, 2020

Switzerland headquartered chemical company TFL has introduced a host of new products to the market. 

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Sustainable retans based on vegetable tannins

Italy
Published:  19 August, 2020

Italy headquartered Silvateam has developed a new line of retanning agents based on tannins, such as chestnut, quebracho, tara and gallnuts. They are water soluble, astringent polyphenolic biomolecules which are widely present in the plant kingdom and able to bind to the proteins of raw hides, turning them into durable, pleasant and supple leathers.

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Novel tanning agents from United Chemicals

Turkey
Published:  18 August, 2020

Turkey headquartered United Chemicals has launched a range of new products: Prowhite PL is a polymer based tanning agent which is environmentally safe and has been developed for pretanning, tanning and for wet-white systems. The addition of a special syntan, Prowhite W, gives easiness to the binding of Prowhite PL to collagen structure, yielding the shrinkage temperature to reach 75-76oC, which facilitates shaving and splitting operations for further process phases.

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New flame retardant and fatliquor from GSC

Italy
Published:  14 August, 2020

Flamberg NTR is the new antimony-free flame retardant from the Flamberg range by Italian leather chemical supplier GSC Group, encompassing fireproofing products which are resistant to washing.

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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's digital gauge.

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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