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The breakthrough of waterproof leather

The Dutch company presents an innovative technology based on silicon polymers that could be the new benchmark for water-repellent treatments. Lionel Champanhet, senior technical manager of Stahl, explains to us differences and advantages

Integrated solutions for every sector

With Enrico Gastaldello, we discover the strengths of a company that operates all over the world

Where fashion in born

A chemical and tannery company distinguished for its innovation and creativity

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

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Mar 19, 2019

The decisive step of sustainability

The goal is obviously still very far and the crossroads to be faced are many, but companies are now moving through projects and with a look on the many issues that characterise the theme.

Mar 19, 2019

“Team play in the leather sector is fundamental”

FGL International produces a complete range of innovative and effective chemical products for tanning and retanning phases.

Mar 19, 2019

The challenge is the global leather demand

Stephen Sothmann, president of USHSLA, the American hides and skins traders’ association, answers the questions of ARSUTORIA Tannery commenting 2018 results, the impact on leather sector of US-China trade war and future prospects.

Mar 19, 2019

PEF measures the environmental footprint

ICEC has already begun experimenting with tanneries in order to reach the appropriate PEF certification

Mar 19, 2019

Hong Kong is focusing on sustainability

Aware that the fashion world is increasingly sensitive to sustainability issues, APLF turns the spotlight on the theme and aims to create a great “business community” where everyone undertakes to incorporate issues like traceability, sustainable production, waste reuse.