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Tecnochimica always ready for new challenges

The Tuscan chemical-tanning company stands out for its attention to innovation: the most recent successes and new projects are on the horizon

Metal-free? you’ll be amazed by KLF Tecnokimica!

The metal-free tanning process developed by KLF Tecnokimica is technically – and economically – one of the most interesting and complete solutions available on the market today.

Lanxess, speaking of sustainability

The German specialty chemicals company indroduces a range of products for NMP-free leather production and develops a future-oriented “Sustainable Leather Management”

KLF Tecnokimica: the solutions that work

What are the most effective products to reduce the levels of formaldehyde, what is the best way to prevent the formation of chrome VI, what types of fatliquors are more sustainable? The chemist/tanner entrepreneur Marco Frediani provides practical answers on the best his company can offer to tanneries in order to help them respect the current regulations.

TFL: innovation starts here

The German chemical multinational corporation renews and relaunches its headquarters in Tuscany to make it an international reference centre for leather fashion

More awareness with the new Smit & Zoon Product Passport

The global leather chemicals manufacturer Smit & zoon will be present at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) with a brand new collection of leather articles that showcase how Smit’s recent acquisition of the Italian company Codyeco has strengthened the company and its offerings to its customers


New developments in leather chemicals by Lanxess

The leather business unit of specialty chemicals company Lanxess is a leading provider of system solutions for the leather industry, […]

The first 30 years of Syn-Bios

The chemical-tanning company based in Veneto has established itself on the Italian and international market thanks to the offer of cutting-edge solutions in terms of safety

Bright, intense colors developed by Stahl for tanners and designers

The advantages of a responsible production process for shoes & leather goods

REACH: safety has its costs

The chemical-tanning sector seems to have surpassed pretty smoothly the REACH deadline of 31 May 2018 and reassures its customers on the continuity of supplies. Financial disbursements related to the registration of substances have been though rather burdensome for the small and medium companies of the sector

REACH: what will happen now

Paola Ulivi of Danger & Safety Paola Ulivi is a safety expert in the chemical-tanning sector, one of the most […]

Health Certificate for Syntan ZLR 100

The retanning agent was assessed by scientific research and consulting institute EPEA against the criteria of the Material Health category in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard.

In the name of sustainability

At the latest India International Leather Fair (IILF) in Chennai, Lanxess presented its comprehensive range of leather chemical products for the manufacturing of leathers destined for all market segments, from footwear to auto interiors.

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

Very bright shades, more safety and quality with Syn-Bios

The pigment ranges of the Veneto-based company are the result of strong investments in research

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

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Sep 28, 2018

MITICO’s project for a new tanning agent

A mixed group of companies, research centre and university is developing new technologies for the production of metal-free tanned leather

Sep 28, 2018

Training and research at the forefront for Italian Leather Research Institute

The projects envisaged by the relaunch plan of the Italian Leather Research Institute was also presented in London and New York

Sep 28, 2018

Sani & Testai: a leading brand in the relaunch phase

Its laboratory drums are present in practically every Italian tannery and chemical company, impossible not to have noticed them. Sani […]

Sep 28, 2018

Nuti Ivo Group: a brand-new tannery

Equipped with the most advanced technologies, the new facility in Santa Croce is dedicated to finishing, and will make a 20% increase in production possible. The Tuscan group has invested eight million euros.

Sep 28, 2018

Lanxess, speaking of sustainability

The German specialty chemicals company indroduces a range of products for NMP-free leather production and develops a future-oriented “Sustainable Leather Management”