The German leather chemicals giant has a long history in the development of vegetable tanning agents. A path marked by a great commitment in the selection of organic materials that now records a new important milestone. “We at TFL are strong supporters of leather as a natural and sustainable product: with Magnopal® Pure A we have developed a solution to bring the terms leather and nature in line”.
Magnopal Pure A has in fact a very high environmental sustainability profile. “It is a polymer, 93% of which based on vegetable biomass that becomes primary ingredient of the wet-end tanning process – TFL technicians explain – We define it ‘Pure’ because it is free of acrylates, formaldehyde, phenol and naphthalene. Basically, a pioneer in the transition to leather production without petrochemical components”.
Fully compliant with the restrictions of ZDHC’s MRSL 2.0, the biopolymer “leaves an easily biodegradable residual float, allows for a significant reduction of the COD load of waste water and has a positive effect on chrome fixation”.
A “pure” chemical for outstanding performances on leather. “We all know that being green is not sufficient to be successful in the tanning industry. Our solution works perfectly also in terms of quality and performance: Magnopal Pure A creates smooth and tight leathers with a uniform dyeability and the highest shade intensity. It achieves leather defect coverage, levelness and a low specific weight. Moreover, it improves the tightness of the fibre structure and therefore makes it suitable for retanning fine and smooth grain articles. Due to its film forming effect, the product reacts especially well on all vacuum dried leathers”.
All features that make the new solution developed by TFL ideal for tanning leathers to be used in any industry, from footwear to furniture, from leather goods to the automotive sector.