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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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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