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An impression of Queen Máxima’s visit to Smit & Zoon

We have been honored to receive a visit of Her Majesty Queen Máxima to our company in Weesp on Wednesday afternoon, 26th May. Have a look at the photos.

Queen Máxima visits Smit & Zoon in Weesp

We are proud to announce that Her Majesty Queen Máxima will be visiting Smit & Son in Weesp on Wednesday afternoon, 26 May. The reason for the visit is the 200th anniversary of our company.

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Codyeco achieves highest level of ZDHC certification

We are proud to announce that our subsidiary Codyeco has received the ZDHC Level 3 certification.

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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.