Smit & zoon’s finishing division will display a wide range of newly developed finishing articles at ACLE taking place August 31 – September 2, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The leathers on show will provide an example of usage and application of Smit Finishing’s innovative non-ionic system. This is a range of various products (from waxes to acrylics, from PU to pigments) that can be used in both anionic and cationic applications, and which are in line with the company’s sustainability values for reduced storage, easier usage and purchase. The new Universal and Universal LC pigments will also be on display.

For the event, the focus will be also on the Basemask series, a range of products which enables an easy upgrade of leathers, masking all defects while leaving an extraordinary natural look at the same time. Allowing a better cutting yield, Basemark also creates a uniform surface which is the ideal starting point of all successive applications.

The wet-end division will display leathers fatliquored with its new Synthol LA 915, a concentrated lanoline based fatliquor. The LA 915 provides leathers with a warm and waxy handle, reduces water absorption and adds notable fullness to any fatliquor combination.

Recent additions to the Safetan family will also be showcased, including waterproof articles made with Safetan MW005, a retanning agent that improves grain tightness and waterproof uniformity.

Founded in 1821 by Albert Smit, a former captain of the Dutch merchant vessel ‘De Koornzaaijer’, Smit & zoon will be offering fresh, made on the spot, smoothies on its stand at ACLE to celebrate its 195th anniversary.

ACLE, Hall E3, Stand B03