Syn-Bios: The thousand colours of safetyWith the Ink for Leather series (for drum dyeing and finishing), Syn-Bios ensures compliance with the REACH guidelines and the brand restrictions
By the creation of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals) in 2007, brands have drawn up guidelines for chemical producers (including SYN-BIOS SpA), which restrict or abolish the use of chemical substances that may expose workers to dangers or that may be released into the environment. The lists, called MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List), aim at developing formulations containing increasingly less hazardous substances subject to restrictions, and at excluding their intentional use.
Companies, like SYN-BIOS, who since its introduction have seen REACH as an opportunity towards end customers and not as an obstacle, now find themselves having an advantage because the selection of raw materials complies with the use in all sectors.
By anticipating the impact of the publication of the Lists of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) and the restriction on the use of some other substances, SYN-BIOS has always chosen to use raw materials that are not hazardous to health and the environment and to study formulations that, a priori, meet the most restrictive specifications. This has led to the birth of technologically advanced products such as the Ink for Leather series for drum dyeing, and the Ink for Leather Spray series for finishing. In addition to the indisputable technical innovation, the study of these inks was based on the desire of the CEO Daniele Gastaldello to promote products not hazardous to health and the environment.
In fact, the formulations are free of aromatic amines, perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS), phthalates, and so on, and produce items coloured by fuller and brighter dyes, from drums to finishing, ensuring excellent resistance to all physical tests. In terms of application, the two series replace respectively the use of classic drum dyes (which, in particular conditions, can release prohibited aromatic amines) and liquid anilines for finishing, which greatly surpass the physical-chemical resistances.
The complementary use of two ranges allows creating an item whose colour, staring from drum dyeing, is resistant to light and free of migration which cannot be achieved with the use of traditional dyes. The non-hazardous nature of the formulations ensures that the user can work in safety without being exposed to any kind of risk and prevents the likelihood of hazardous substances being released into the environment.