Sustainable Leather Campaign for a cleaner future With only two years to go, brands and tanners are being challenged to meet the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals: the elimination of all hazardous chemicals in the whole production process of the global textile, leather and footwear value chain
As the leading company in process and specialty chemicals for a wide variety of materials, and an affiliate member of the ZDHC Foundation, Stahl is determined to create a more sustainable leather supply chain. With their launch of the Sustainable Leather Campaign in September 2017, they confirmed their dedication to help tanners and brands to create leather in a more sustainable way.
They combined all their sustainable solutions – from beamhouse to finish – in their new L.I.F.E. collection, a collection with a low impact on the environment.
The main solutions of the L.I.F.E. collection are Proviera® – Probiotics for Leather™, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ and Stahl Neo. Proviera® – Probiotics for Leather™ reduces the wastewater that comes from beamhouse systems when preparing hides for tanning and replaces traditional leather chemicals with 100% natural products. During the chrome-free tanning process, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ meets the growing demand for more sustainable leather without compromising on product quality and usability. The process uses 40% less water and the salt in the wastewater is reduced by at least 80%.
After tanning the leather, Stahl offers an extensive leather finish portfolio. Stahl Neo helps tanners to produce the full range of leather articles in a qualitative, compliant and sustainable way.