Visitors to the fair will be able to learn more about Smit & zoon’s recently launched Product Passport. This easy-to-use booklet provides its users with information on the effects of a Smit & zoon wet-end chemical on leather and on the environment.
Smit & zoon’s Simplicity approach will also be highlighted. Simplicity is an approach that supports tanneries in simplifying their post-tanning operations in order to make their processes more lean and sustainable.
Of course, Smit & zoon will present a wide variety of finished and unfinished leathers in its booth – most of them focusing on the Chinese market. We’ve asked two of Smit & zoon’s Sales Managers what they look forward to presenting in Shanghai most.
SYNTAN ZLR 100
Salva Vidal, Sales Manager Wet-end for China: “Our Wet-end articles made with SYNTAN ZLR 100 will definitely be a highlight during the fair. This new chrome free, cationic retanning agent is based on the mineral zeolite. It ensures an increased affinity of anionic chemicals and a high uptake of all retanning chemicals, fatliquors and dyes used in the leather crusting process. This reduces the volume of chemicals needed in the retanning process and the volume of chemicals ending up in the waste water. SYNTAN ZLR 100 also ensures clean, bright and intense colours and it provides an excellent bright buffing and writing effect along with a tight and very flat fine pore grain. In milling articles, SYNTAN ZLR 100 results in a stronger grain, less elasticity and a better marked pebble grain. All and all, a very innovative new product I am proud to present to the Chinese market!”
Angelo Canale, Sales Manager Finishing for China: “I am exited to show visitors to our booth articles made with our BASEMASK series. BASEMASK is the result of thorough studies and development with the objective to bring the treated leather to the best natural look and to the best performances, despite using low quality leathers. With BASEMASK even the worst selections can give surprising results. Smit & zoon’s Finishing division is a leader in the production of this kind of upgrading products and will proudly present them during ACLE.”
During the fair Smit & zoon will highlight Simplicity, the company’s approach developed to simplify and boost the efficiency of post-tanning operations. The concept demonstrates conclusively that by re-thinking and simplifying conventional processes, leathers can still be made to meet every demand in terms of looks, handling and other properties. Simplicity supports tanneries in their quest for lean and sustainable processes and will ultimately lead to a reduction in costs.
The current Smit & zoon parameters for the core post-tanning process are:
These parameters can be applied to wet-blue leathers of the average commercially-available quality.
About Smit & zoon
Headquartered in Weesp, The Netherlands, Smit & zoon is a leading global supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries. Smit & zoon develops and produces leather chemicals used in the manufacturing of leather for well-known brands of shoes, cars, furniture, clothes and bags. With its focus on innovation and sustainability and a long-term focus, Smit & zoon supports its customers in meeting their current and future needs.