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Proviera announces Cromogenia as new global partner

United States / Spain
Published:  06 February, 2023

Cromogenia Units SA and Proviera Biotech, have entered into a licensing agreement on the exclusive production of probiotic products replacing traditional chemicals in the leather tanning process in Brazil and Argentina.

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Greenstars rollercoating for upholstery hides

Worldwide
Published:  02 February, 2023

First launched in 2021, Italy-based leather finishing machinery specialist Gemata introduced the newest version of its Greenstars rollercoater at the 2022 edition of Simac Tanning Tech, designed for finishing upholstery leathers.

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Automated traceability from GER

Worldwide
Published:  02 February, 2023

During the Simac Tanning Tech fair in September 2022, Italian machinery and automation specialist GER highlighted its various new pieces of machinery to trace each individual hide, side or skin through the tanning process in-line with other mechanical process operations.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz offers bisphenol-free products

Worldwide
Published:  30 January, 2023

Zschimmer & Schwarz has announced a new series of bisphenol-free products in response to new legislation in Europe.

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Zünd software

Industrial leather goods firm opts for Zünd digital cutting

United Kingdom
Published:  24 January, 2023

Peter Jones (ILG), a leading manufacturer of personal carrying solutions for technology and security products, has invested in a Zünd Digital Cutting System for processing leather and textile materials.

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Gemata develops further efficiency with Stardrier-IR

Italy
Published:  04 January, 2023

Italian tannery machinery specialist Gemata has highlighted the efficiency innovations it has achieved with its infrared heating drying system, Stardrier-IR.

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Pajusco introduces JDrum app

Worldwide
Published:  16 December, 2022

Best known for tanning drums and automation systems, Pajusco Tecnologie introduced a new app at Simac Tanning Tech for Apple iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices called JDrum.

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Reducing rejects with the Balloon

Worldwide
Published:  20 December, 2022

Kymera, an Italian leather machinery and components company based in Vicenza, highlighted its Balloon device for detecting small leather defects on finished leather at the recent edition of Simac Tanning Tech held in Milan, September 20-22.

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Todesco introduces Kingfisher

Worldwide
Published:  20 December, 2022

Todesco, the Italy-headquartered leather finishing specialist, launched Kingfisher at the 2022 edition of Simac Tanning Tech held in Milan last September.

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Cartigliano highlights virtual sludge drier at Simac Tanning Tech

Worldwide
Published:  16 December, 2022

Italy-based Cartigliano has been developing innovative low temperature drying plants for the leather industry for over 60 years.

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Process efficiency from Erretre

Worldwide
Published:  15 December, 2022

Italy-based tannery machinery and software solutions provider Erretre says that the Covid pandemic has changed the way the company, its customers and suppliers now approach the market.

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Barnini robots enter the tannery

Italy
Published:  12 December, 2022

The tanning process is a very complex and specialised system that requires an experienced and highly skilled workforce. 

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Updates to Gibson Bass Stamper for hides

Worldwide
Published:  06 December, 2022

Gibson Bass is continually updating its Stamper to ensure that the company is at the forefront of leather supply chain traceability needs.

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Spray booth management from Todesco

Worldwide
Published:  11 October, 2022

Microp from Todesco is a system which is an economiser for the management of the spray booth for chemical products.

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Evolved by Nature

Biofinishing system launched at Lineapelle

Worldwide
Published:  28 September, 2022

Backed by brands such as Chanel, biotechnology company Evolved By Nature has innovated a new natural finish for leather using its proprietary Activated Silk technology

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CTC to present automated leather ID system in Milan

Italy
Published:  16 September, 2022

CTC, the technological institute for the French leather industry, will present its traceability solution, ALIS, at Simac Tanning Tech in Milan, September 20-22.

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Ermaksan to create custom hybrid drum for Qualus’ Sferes

Worldwide
Published:  15 September, 2022

Ermaksan, the Turkey based machinery maker, is collaborating with Qualus to create a new “hybrid” polypropylene drum customized for the latter company’s Sferes technology.

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Atlas Refinery's latest chemical innovations

Worldiwde
Published:  30 August, 2022

The latest chemical innovations for the leather supply chain from Atlas Refinery, from retanning agents to lubricants.

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TFL's latest chemical innovations

Worldwide
Published:  30 August, 2022

TFL Group provides an overview of its latest chemical innovations for the leather supply chain.

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Chemical innovations from Royal Smit & Zoon

Worldwide
Published:  30 August, 2022

Royal Smit & Zoon provides an overview of its top leather chemical innovations, from retanning to finishing.

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Pulcra Naturalis focuses on biobased chemicals

Worldwide
Published:  30 August, 2022

Pulcra has launched Pulcra Naturalis, which is focusing on the promotion of a product portfolio with a high content of bio-based carbon. 

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United Chemicals reveals Polysoft

Worldwide
Published:  25 August, 2022

POLYSOFT SRE is a tailor-made product designed to bring a novel approach to fatliquoring and retanning processes. 

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Summarising Silvateam's latest innovations

Worldwide
Published:  25 August, 2022

Italy-headquartered tannin extract and leather chemical maker Silvateam summarises its latest leather chemical innovations.

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Sarchem's latest leather chemical innovations

Worldwide
Published:  25 August, 2022

Sarchem's latest product innovations for the leather supply chain include filling products, basecoats, emulsions and more.

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Four new products from Trumpler

Worldwide
Published:  23 August, 2022

Trumpler is excited to announce the addition of four products to its range of sustainable leather chemicals.

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The latest Cromogenia innovations

Worldwide
Published:  23 August, 2022

Cromogenia summarises its latest chemical innovations for the leather industry, including finishing and wet-end products.

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An overview of CHT's wax emulsions

Worldwide
Published:  23 August, 2022

The CHT Group is a medium-sized global player for specialty chemicals and active worldwide in development, production and sales.

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NIR is the latest innovation from Syn-Bios

Worldwide
Published:  17 August, 2022

The NIR TECHNOLOGY pigment series is based on the technology of reflecting the near-infrared spectrum of sunlight (NEAR INFRARED, hence NIR).

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Sisecam's eco-friendly Ecol-tan

Worldwide
Published:  17 August, 2022

Ecol-tan is a basic chromium sulphate providing higher chrome exhaustion rates and an ecological solution with its pickle-free chrome tanning process.   

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Chemical innovations from ATC

Worldwide
Published:  16 August, 2022

ATC provides an overview of its latest leather chemical innovations, from ACTOIL fatliquors to ACTYTOUCH finishing products.

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Biobased finishing solutions from Evolved By Nature

Worldwide
Published:  16 August, 2022

Evolved By Nature is a sustainable biotechnology company that is using natural resources to advance the health of people and the planet. 

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Buckman launches Butan 7846 and Busperse 7848

Worldwide
Published:  16 August, 2022

Buckman introduces Butan 7846, an acidic phenolic syntan that is a transparent liquid, light brown in color and low formaldehyde. It is mainly suitable for soft, plump chrome tanning leather.

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Statwatch is Todesco’s solution for productivity improvements

Worldwide
Published:  14 July, 2022

Statwatch from Todesco is a software solution which allows users to monitor, in real-time, the production performance of the Todesco Innover and Kingfisher spray finishing lines.

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Quimser fatliquors produced without fish oil

Worldwide
Published:  11 July, 2022

Spain-based leather chemicals maker Quimser has highlighted its efforts to produce products without damaging the environment with its new fatliquors.

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Innovations from Todesco

Worldwide
Published:  31 May, 2022

A roundup of the latest developments from Italian machinery specialist Todesco, including its Statwatch system and Speedster spraying machine.

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JBS Couros announces EVO finishing technology

Worldwide
Published:  26 May, 2022

JBS Couros has announced its new EVO finishing technology, which it says affords greater resistance and durability to leather products.

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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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