Wet-end

Leather is our passion, it is the essence of what we do

The quality of our solution portfolio, from Beamhouse to Finishing, contains both the experience of leather making and the latest technologies for a sustainable production of leathers. Everything is conceived and designed to transform an ancient and natural material into a unique and precious leather article.

Nothing beats a luxury armchair or a pair of handmade shoes for sheer comfort and pleasure. We are proud to be a part of that experience.
Our own factories, laboratories and worldwide sales and service network create the strength we need in order to respond on the environmental challenges the leather industry is facing.

We have become one of the market leaders by focusing on innovation, and specializing in the development, production and application of Wet-end solutions.

Renewable chemicals

Renewable chemicals or raw materials of renewable and bio-based origin have been used in leather chemicals in specific areas already for a long time, especially in Fatliquors.

Over time many leather chemicals have been developed from petro-chemical origin and have replaced the bio-based products due to a completely different awareness and environment in past times and because they delivered at that time sometimes a better performance. Times are changing now.

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Bisphenol

Holding on to our mission statement “To create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain”, SMIT has analysed its core-range on bisphenols. We’ll communicate openly our bisphenols values in our products to the industry, so our partners can make the responsible choice.

In the meanwhile, the Research and Development-team is redeveloping products to lower the BPS and BPF content by checking critical parameters like impurities in raw materials, eliminating substances, evaluating manufacturing processes extending reaction times, eliminate exceeding substances and increasing our quality measures.

For the long run, we are looking into bio-based alternatives to (partially) replace petrochemicals (incl. Disulphone and phenol) from our products to fulfil even the lowest requirements of Bisphenol content in leather possible.

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Solutions

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Opinions

Regulations on Bisphenols
June 7, 2021
Bisphenols and the relation to leather
June 4, 2021
Hans’ perspective: Reflecting on the post COVID-19 world
March 12, 2021
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Newsroom

Royal Predicate for Smit & Zoon
July 21, 2021
Mr. Geanderson Oliveira appointed as new Business Director Americas
July 2, 2021
Codyeco introduces Titanium Dioxide Free White pigment
July 1, 2021
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