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Low emissions and high quality for Zschimmer & Schwarz

The German multinational company announces its return to APLF of Hong Kong with a captivating range of new products

Probiotic solutions for sustainable leather

Arsutoria Tannery 06/2017 – Technical Article

An increasingly natural retanning process by Smit & Zoon

Smit & Zoon is testing products made of lignin with the purpose to increase the range of organic product offerings, with regard to the corporate social responsibility which aims to get a sustainable supply chain by 2025.

ISA TanTec: a revolutionary lace

LaceTec, the world’s first truly sustainable leather lace

Tecnochimica has launched a completely TiO2 free production

Titanium dioxide is widely used in various fields. But recent research has raised concerns regarding its potential toxicity.

ICAP at ACLE 2017: welcome to the future

ICAP Leather Chem brings new water-based products and other innovative products to Shanghai. The benefits, with the same effectiveness, are greater attention to the environment and high adherence to the fashion trends

SSIP is attempting to measure the biodegradability

The natural deterioration capacity of materials is a feature that contributes to the sustainability of a product. Everyone knows it, but no one is able to quantify it to give added value to a product.

Smit & Zoon launches the “Product Passport”

A useful tool made available to tanneries to evaluate the performance of chemicals on both leather and the environment

Are appearances deceiving?

We participated in the event organised by Ars Tinctoria in collaboration with X-Rite, where an “ecosystem” of technologies able to give objectivity and measurability to the appearance of materials, in particular to leather, was presented


The leather tanned with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ looks to a more sustainable future for fashion, as demanded by an increasing number of consumers

ISA TanTec Introduces Luxury Leather

The ISA Luxury Collection offers fashionable leathers that are suitable for a wide range of products including handbags, wallets, accessories and leather-goods for both men and women.

Syn-Bios: tradition and innovation

Research and quality for a safe product that respects the environment, at the service of the tanning industry.

EL.PA. Service: cleanliness, efficiency, sustainability and productivity

Since its foundation in 1997, the company located in the province of Vicenza has become one of the reference points for the tanning sector at international level, thanks to an advanced machinery inventory and to a competent and professional staff.

BASF: Innovative solutions for a more tailored production

The German multi-national company presented new products at the 2017 International Leather Fair of Chennai.

ISA TanTec develops Saline Solution

A new Technical Innovation for Salt Resistance in Summer / Winter Environments.

TECNOCHIMICA: Whiter… without white

A combination of resins and synthetics developed by Tecnochimica is capable of rendering the treated leather very white and resistant without the use of pigments

BASF: German poker for 2018 fashion

There are four trends with which BASF will be colouring the SS 2018 season. A range of inspirations that go from bright, bold colours to more subtle hues, with a clever use of opacity and shine

Surface properties and qualifying characteristics of leather

What are the mechanisms and inherent properties of the material that can contribute to defining the final characteristics of the […]

Portierra, a new ethical leather from Japan

It’s called Portierra and its made from deerskin that has been processed in a natural and sustainable manner, with the […]

Stahl’s sustainable solutions for leather

Sustainable Stahl solutions for leather

Stahl Proviera<sup>®</sup>: Product overview – Probiotics for Leather™

Product overview Proviera® – Probiotics for Leather™

Stahl: Proviera<sup>®</sup> – Probiotics for Leather™

Create more sustainable leather by using probiotics in the beamhouse

Fashion designers about Stahl EasyWhite Tan™: Marja Baas

Marja Baas is the owner of “MYOMY do goods”, a company that designs and produces leather fashion items with a conscious spirit. At the same time, “MYOMY do good” only works with high-quality leather with a natural look

Thomas Heinen, about achieving sustainability goals with Stahl Neo

Managing director of Leder Heinen, Thomas Heinen, about achieving sustainability goals with Stahl Neo

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Mar 12, 2018

Not costs but savings

A talk with Yves Morin, CTC CEO & UITIC president

Mar 12, 2018

US leather market: not bad the outlook for 2018

U.S. Hides and Skins market situation. Last year US exports showed an increase of 7% in value for salted hides, but a decrease of -4% in wet blue. The outlook for next months will depend on the rate of recovery in global demand for leather.

Mar 12, 2018

The role of IULTCS must continue to grow

Interview with Thomas C. J. Yu, new-elected President of CHEMISTS’ UNION

Mar 12, 2018

Tanners do not get enough for their leather

It’s fundamental to avoid driving leather into a commodity price bracket

Mar 12, 2018

Countdown for REACH

The 31 May 2018 deadline appears to be a problematic one and many fear consequences for the tanning industry due to the impossibility of finding commonly used substances for which registration was not required and which have, therefore, been removed from the market.