A new step forward for Stahl in terms of sustainaibility. The Dutch chemical tanning company has launched Ympact®, a new series of products for leather finishing based on polyurethanes obtained from vegetable biomass and CO2 with a content of up to 70% will help tanneries to reduce their environmental footprint without compromising on quality or performance.
As a first step, seven product solutions have been proposed, but two other innovations have already been announced and will be launched later in the year. “All Stahl Ympact® solutions deliver an equal or improved functional performance to conventional alternatives and require no retooling”, explains Stahl.
Stahl Ympact® has been developed in close collaboration with a range of partners. Indeed, to ensure transparency and accountability toward all downstream partners, the products in this family have been tested and certified using the ASTM D6866 carbon isotope method for bio-based carbon content. Stahl Ympact® incorporates only future-ready chemical components and all products are compliant with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)’s Restricted Substance List (MRSL) and contain less than 1% volatile organic compounds.
Joachim Henkmann, Global Market Director Leather Chemicals at Stahl: “The launch of Stahl Ympact® underlines our commitment to responsible chemistry and to supporting the leather industry in reducing its environmental footprint. This renewable carbon product portfolio will enable our customers to – easily and effectively – embrace sustainability, seize new commercial opportunities, and enter new markets. Moving forward, by working together with our partners, we will further support the defossilization of the leather industry and offer solutions from beamhouse to finishing with material resources from renewable feedstocks”.