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Fashion designers about Stahl EasyWhite Tan™: Hans Ubbink

The internationally known Dutch designer Hans Hubbink has always been conscious about the impact of fashion production on the environment. In the video below, he talks about his beliefs and vision for a future-proof fashion industry with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™

Stahl helps making the sustainable transition

Stahl helps making the sustainable transition A big advantage of the Stahl Neo portfolio for leather finish, is that it’s easy to switch to. Working with Stahl Neo means your business will be absolutely future proof and ready for the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals of 2020 in time. Are you ready to switch to more sustainable products? Contact the Stahl team. They are more than willing to help you make the transition that will open up a world of endless possibilities. Learn more about how Stahl Neo can make your business more sustainable

Tecnochimica – When finishing leather is an art

Tecnochimica has recently presented many novelties, finishes that aim at enhancing the naturalness of leather while hiding its defects During “Prossimapelle”, an event that took place in Santa Croce sull’Arno (Pisa), Tecnochimica presented its new products dedicated to leather finishing, an advanced know-how in line with Autumn/Winter 2017/18 trends. The new product lines, tested on many materials and divided, as usual, into four macro-areas, share the naturalness to the touch and transparent coatings that do not give the impression of being heavy. The aim of Tecnochimica is to enhance the leather on all its items with highly technological products, in order to [...]

Thema System – Three revolutionary systems

Advanced drying technologies, standardised processes and certain times: this is how skins are dried The technology proposed by Thema System enables the possibility to repeat the drying process each time memorising the recipes; this means guaranteeing a high-quality Standard and certain times for each item, and planning the production. The Dry-Room TH004 system allows to batch drying leather items in certain times with the possibility of setting the temperature and humidity values in relation to the process and of displaying the trends in real time via diagrams. Thema System proposes Dry-Tunnel TH009 and Dry-Flat TH013 systems, for those who needs continuous [...]

Ink For Leather® and Syn-Car®, Syn-Bios answer to the most demanding car specifications

The two ranges are the best solutions for the automotive industry thanks to their high performance and fastness Having the mission to offer tanneries new growth opportunities in line with the latest market trends, Syn- Bios SpA has always invested human and economic resources in research and field testing, interacting with the customer thanks to its internal R&D and colour labs and to its departments dedicated to application tests and preproduction sampling. After having examined every characteristic of drum dyeing and the possible uses of colours that fasted to every test, Syn-Bios today offers a selection of water-based inks that [...]

Sludge: from waste to resource

The Experimental Station makes the point about the present state of the art in sludge treatment. A complete analysis goes through methods, advantages and contraindications of all modern technologies in order to foster recycling and reuse Within its research activity, the Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Pelli e delle Materie Concianti (Experimental Station for Leather and Tanning Materials) in Naples has drawn up an in-depth report analysing the different sludge treatment technologies, specially focusing on those coming from tanning processes. Such report has been signed by Engineer Daniela Caracciolo and by Dr. Tiziana Gambicorti, who have promoted this study in [...]

Release of Chromium III and Chromium VI from LEATHER and ISO 17075 method for determining Chromium VI

In its newsletter to members, the Italian Association of Leather Chemists has relaunched an important article by Yolanda S. Hedberg, Corola Liden, Inger Odnevall Wallinnder and Frederik Mathiason published in the Contact Dermatitis magazine. The article concerns the important theme of the release of Chromium III and Chromium VI from leather and the ISO 17075 method for determining Chromium VI. This is how it explains the importance: “The article has been divided into two separate publications (editor’s note: first part was published in the last issue) that highlight how some aspects of the current legislation are not well defined, which [...]

Caught in the net

Filaments or strands of different thicknesses are used for the feed spacers of the well-tested Lewabrane Reverse Osmosis membranes. A solution that brings several advantages