Evaluation of (Re)tanning Effect of Leather Chemicals in a Model and a Real System
Smit & Zoon is continuously researching sustainable alternatives to leather testing, for the development of new products. Our scientists examine the use of a model to test new products, in order to save large amounts of leather and avoid the disadvantages of inevitable variations and non-standardised wet-end recipes encountered in regular testing on real leather. You can read more about our ongoing research into sustainable alternatives in our published whitepaper.Download the whitepaper here
’Chrome Six’ is a presence in leather and an undesirable effect related to the use of chrome-tanning agents. Since tanning with chrome salts constitutes roughly 80% of the processing technology worldwide, the debate about the risk for its presence is too important to be based on hearsay alone and should, therefore, be based on facts.
Learn about the different ways to measure emission, the origin of emission and what to do to prevent e.g. odour, free formaldehyde, gravimetric fogging, VOC, FOG, etc..