November 2, 2017 - Smit & zoon, global supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries, has announced today the completion of the acquisition of Italian leather chemicals producer Codyeco.
Weesp, The Netherlands, October 4, 2017 – From January, 2018, onwards Smit & zoon will sell its Functional Oils business to IQI B.V., a supplier of pet food ingredients such as fish meal and fish oil.
The Functional Oils activities are no longer a focus segment for Smit & zoon that wishes to expand its leading position in the development and production of chemicals primarily used in the manufacturing and finishing of leather.
Smit & zoon: first leather chemical company to use lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals
Weesp, the Netherlands, September 27, 2017 - Smit & zoon just filed a European patent application for ‘lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals’. This makes Smit & zoon the first leather chemical company to use lignin modified polyphenolic in its products. Smit & zoon’s product development team is currently testing lignin-based products.
July 31, 2017 – Smit & zoon announced today that Dirick von Behr has been appointed to Strategical Leather Specialist. In this role he will play a key role in guiding the company towards new, innovative products and processes to make the leather value chain more sustainable.