At Tanning Tech 2020 Dermacolor presented its wide range of solutions for the tanning and leather finishing sector, including Microshield, a real screen capable of absorbing UVA radiations. Thanks to the combination with antioxidant agents, this sort of filter manages to improve the leather’s light resistance, without altering its physical, mechanical, visual and sensorial properties. “The product is not brand new, but the market finally discovered it and it is giving us satisfaction now”, explains Andrea Meucci. Microshield is part of the already rich catalogue of sustainable products developed internally by Dermacolor, 99% of which have obtained the so-called “Green Tag”, an internal tool that certifies compliance with the restrictions imposed according to the parameters of the most restrictive MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List), in order to promote responsible tanning.
Development and research have always been the driving force of the Tuscan chemical-tanning company that in the last year has made an important investment demonstrating its commitment in terms of continuous product and process innovation. “In the last few months we have practically doubled the plant surface expanding, in particular, the areas dedicated to leather finishing which we have now equipped with new spray booths, roller machines, sampling tables and other equipment necessary to develop new items. In this way, we will be able to greatly promote the activity related to finishing products by serving the tanning market even better as, today more than ever, it is looking for novelties”, explains Meucci.
At the Milanese fair in February, Dermacolor presented a wide range of metal free leathers developed on both splits and calves, perfect for footwear and leather goods, with several chromatic variants that range from pastels to more lively colour shades.