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Smit & Zoon chooses for sustainable pension fund

Thinking and acting sustainable, also when it comes to the pension fund for our employees. Find out why we have chosen for a.s.r.

Smit & Zoon releases 2020 CSR Report

Leather chemicals manufacturer Smit & Zoon has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report for 2020, highlighting the company’s environmental and social performance.

ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines

End of January 2021, ZDHC published an addendum to the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Version 1.1. While the original guidelines were only aimed at textile production, this new addendum expands the scope to include the leather industry.

Condition of hides & skins during and after lockdown

How to work with longtime resting pickled and tanned hides/skins in most suitable way? Pickled skins would last longer due to the natural fat content.  Find out what chemicals to use on which skins for the best result.

Update of the leather industry

Global trade numbers are showing that furniture upholstery almost outperformed 2019 or on similar levels. Next is an automotive market which shows differences globally. As with automotive but also for leather goods and footwear China has been a key area where the economy has rebounded faster and better. The rest of the world is still flagging.  

Leaders from New Material High-tech Park visit SMIT factory

Feb 9th, 2021, before Chinese New Year, the new director of Nanjing New Material High-tech Park led a team visited SMIT Nanjing plant.

Marc Smit is part of judging team Design Challenge

We are pleased to announce the jury members of Smit & Zoon’s Design Challenge. On behalf of Smit & Zoon Marc Smit will take place in the judging team.

ILM Podcast with Hans van Haarst: Key developments in the leather industry

Hans van Haarst talks in this ILM podcast about the new tanning technology Zeology and key developments in the leather industry.

Nera Tanning launches Biodegradability of Leather campaign

How can we make leather biodegradable? Attend the online Masterclass about Leather Biodegradability and download the whitepaper.

PFC-free water repellent leather coating with Aguastop W 200

With proud we introduce AGUASTOP W 200. A truly innovative product. An interaction between material science technology and special functional polysiloxanes that allowed us to engineer a completely PFC free product.

Transparency in leather tanning: Smit & Zoon shares the science of sustainable new tanning agent

Today Smit & Zoon is airing two films about the science and chemistry about their new sustainable tanning agent Zeology with the aim to inspire leather technicians, tanneries, leather manufacturers, brands and designers.

Automotive Leather Supply Chain Digital Forum with Smit & Zoon

On December 9 2020 Hans van Haarst, CEO of Smit & Zoon, will be presenting in ILM’s Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum. Together with other leading names from the global automotive leather supply chain Hans will discuss the current state of the sector, key challenges, market trends and the role of leather.

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