Remo Petroselli, general manager of Chimont Group, recently presented two new technological processes of sustainable tanning and finishing, one of which was an absolute preview called “No Memory” which was developed as part of his “The Yellow Lab”, a multi-purpose space of applied research specifically designed to test tanning products and processes. Specifically, No Memory is a greening system to be carried out after pickling in order to obtain any finished item regardless of the operations that the raw material has previously undergone. “The skin treated in this way, unlike what normally happens, does not retain memory of what was done before – explained Petroselli – In this sense it represents a truly revolutionary system because it eliminates all the problems that are encountered on skins of different origins, which among other things, can also be dried without compromising the subsequent work, greatly simplifying the collection and transport system”.
The Tuscan chemical-tanning entrepreneur thus presented a crust finishing technology called “Layertech”, the result of five years of study, which aims to solve economically and efficiently the problem of defect raw hides by reducing the use of water and chemicals. “It is not another finishing product but an authentic innovation, a new way of conceiving the finishing in a sustainable key – explained Petroselli – Layertech is a very thin polymeric, dermo-mimetic and ecological multilayer gel ready for use that requires basic application. It effectively masks skin defects while leaving a very natural, stable surface that’s pleasant to the touch. The leather is well finished but the finishing product cannot be seen”.
The application of Layertech is the easiest thing to imagine. “It takes just a few minutes and a few simple steps to turn a crust into completely finished leather ready to be used by manufacturing companies”. Try it to believe it: “The Yellow Lab is available to carry out industrial trials”, concluded Petroselli.