Innovative, high quality and safe retanning specialties

Do you want to produce top quality leather that meets all applicable requirements and restrictions? Are you interested in reducing the risk of rejections of final leather articles? Does your customer or market demand products without formaldehyde or Restricted Substance Lists-chemicals?

The Safetan range consists of products that exceed the latest standards concerning free monomers (such as formaldehyde, phenol) and all restricted substance chemicals that are mentioned in restricted substance or RSL lists.

Smit & zoon takes pride in its Safetan brand. This brand reflects a group of innovative, high-quality and safe re-tanning specialties.

The Safetan products enable to produce high quality leathers close to zero ppm free formaldehyde. This way, tanners can now create an added value for their customers as well as for consumers by making safe, high-quality leathers with less rejections of leathers or final articles.

Safetan philosophy

Smit & Zoon wants to be a dependable and valuable partner for tanneries and their customers. We have the ambition to supply answers to increasing challenges that tanners are facing. One of these challenges is meeting the ever increasing requirements in the field of product safety. Meeting these challenges while using existing chemicals often looks like a balancing act around the edges of safety and health requirements. The risk of producing off spec leathers is considerable.

Safetan range

The Safetan products that are most suitable for the production of top quality leather in luxury articles, such as shoes, car seats, and couches include Safetan DD 001, Safetan MM 002, and Safetan MW 005

For bag leather and furniture upholstery Safetan BB 003 and Safetan DD 001 are recommended


Just like all Smit & zoon products, the Safetan range meets the requirements to the Manufacturing Restricted Substances list (MRSL) for leather. 

More information on our Safetan solutions can be found in the portfolio on the website of our Smit division as well as for more information on free formaldehyde.

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