Xi’an, China, June 27, 2018 - Smit & zoon, global manufacturer of leather processing products, today announced that it has handed out a scholarship fund to Shaanxi University of Science & Technology in Xi’an, China. The University will use this fund for research on sustainable leather manufacturing.
Hans van Haarst, CEO of Smit & zoon, says: “China is an important market for us and we are therefore keen to support Chinese tanneries in meeting the ever stricter rules and regulations in the area of sustainability. This is in line with our ambition to make the leather value chain more sustainable. The research Shaanxi University has been doing in the area of leather manufacturing is of a very high level and we are therefore pleased to be able to contribute to further research thanks to this scholarship. I congratulate Prof. Wang and his team on their great work so far and look forward to working with them towards a more sustainable leather industry.”
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. Smit & zoon acquired Codyeco in November 2017.
Picture from left to right: Matthias Scholl, sales manager double face; Professor Wang; Salva Vidal, sales manager wet-end