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Everything you need to know about bisphenols

Bisphenols come in several varieties and are used in different industries, including the leather industry. Recently, Germany sounded the alarm on bisphenols. It has proposed to restrict the use (and formation) of bisphenols including BPS and BPF in general, and BPA in particular. Royal Smit & Zoon looks at its implications for the leather industry.


Preventing chrome VI formation in leather

Only a few years ago, Chrome VI was not an issue that concerned the leather industry. At some point it started to be discussed, and more recently cases came to light where high values of chrome VI were detected in consumer products. This occurs mainly with shoes or garments made of leather.