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Smit & zoon joins the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme

Dutch leather chemicals manufacturer Smit & zoon announced it is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme to support the Programme’s vision of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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ZDHC-approved system for MRSL certification: Chem-MAP

The BLC Chem-MAP Programme is a new, innovative way of certifying the MRSL compliance of supplied chemical formulations to ZDHC conformance level 1 and level 3. This unique and easy-to-use programme has been developed in partnership with Vert-Tex, a supplier of chemical-based consultancy services, and has recently been approved by ZDHC.

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Lineapelle93 exhibitor numbers up +3.5%

The 93rd edition of the international leather trade fair Lineapelle taking place in Milan, Italy, on October 4-6 confirms the growth trend of previous shows with a total of 1,285 exhibitors; up +3.5% over the corresponding edition in 2016 and +17% against the February show.

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Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX recognised by ZDHC

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme will now accept Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX certification as an indicator of conformance with the organisation’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) in connection with the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module.

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Hijacked at the WLC

During the World Leather Congress last week (August 29) I was asked to chair, or moderate, the final session and subsequent discussion panel. It was entitled ‘The Tanners Response’ and included a couple of globally respected tanners plus representatives from ZDHC, who are increasingly being seen as well aligned to the leather industry and Lanxess. The session was to end with a discussion for which two others took the stage. 

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