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Are surfactants sustainable?

In the latest ILM app article, Turkey headquartered United Chemicals presents a white paper review of surface active agents (surfactants) and their impacts on biodegradability and sustainability in the leather industry. 

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The new standard in tanning is Zeolite-based

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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Lanxess to present new sustainable solutions at ACLE

Novelties showcased by the chemical manufacturer at the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) include new retanning agents with optimised molecular weight distribution, an innovative concept for recycling leather by-products and new water based dyes for finishing.

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Wet-end updates from Debag Kimya

Turkish beamhouse and wet-end leather chemical specialists, Debag Kimya is introducing a new range of products. A series of beamhouse auxiliaries, pretanning and retanning agents are presented.

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Smit & Zoon awards agents at Shanghai meeting

Leather chemical producer, Smit & zoon held an agent meeting in Shanghai on August 30, to discuss the company’s strategic advances and its newest products that were highlighted at the ACLE in early September.

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Assomac celebrates creative machinery technology

The Italian Association of Footwear, Leather goods and Tannery Machinery Manufacturers, Assomac, hosted a gala dinner in Milan on February 26 for companies and international agents to celebrate the export achievements of the sector, which is the largest in the world. In 2014, over 80% of Italian made machinery across the three segments was exported. 

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