One of the highlights at the Smit & zoon stand will be the launch of the new Smit & zoon Product Passport. In 2017 Smit published the first edition of this booklet that offers tanneries an easy to use overview with data on the performance of Smit product’s on leather and on the environment. This supports tanneries in choosing their chemicals wisely, thus reducing their environmental footprint and saving effluent treatment costs.
To learn more about the Smit & zoon Product Passport, watch the video via this link .
The ACLE 2018 collection includes an extensive range of shoe upper leather and upholstery leather made with the best that both Smit and Codyeco have on offer. Highlights include chrome free furniture upholstery leather made with the innovative retanning agent Syntan ZLR 100.
Hans van Haarst, CEO of Smit & zoon, says: “During the ACLE, we will show the result of the excellent collaboration between Smit’s and Codyeco’s technical teams: A brand new collection of high quality leathers for furniture upholstery and shoe upper leather. Both Smit & zoon and Codyeco are known for their high quality products, their excellent technical support, and their focus on research and development. Both companies have sustainability as an integral part of their strategy. All this will be demonstrated in our 2018 ACLE collection. China is an important market to us and we expect this collection to be highly appreciated by our customers in the Chinese market.”
SYNTAN ZLR 100 is an innovative, chrome free, cationic retanning agent, based on the mineral zeolite. SYNTAN ZLR 100 ensures an increased affinity of anionic chemicals and a high uptake of all retanning chemicals, fatliquors, and dyes used in the leather crusting process. This results in leather with clean, bright, and intense colours. Furthermore, the high uptake reduces the volume of chemicals needed in the retanning process and the volume of chemicals ending up in the waste water, thus saving tanneries costs, both on the purchasing and on the effluent treatment side.
Headquartered in Weesp, The Netherlands, Smit & zoon is a leading global supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries. Smit & zoon develops and produces leather chemicals used in the manufacturing of leather for well-known brands of shoes, cars, furniture, clothes and bags. With its focus on innovation and sustainability and a long-term focus, Smit & zoon supports its customers in meeting their current and future needs.
Codyeco is a leading Italian producer of leather tanning chemicals, headquartered in Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy. The philosophy behind all Codyeco business can be summarised in just a few key points: high quality products; sustainable innovations and excellent technical service. The added value generated by Codyeco, recognised and appreciated by the market, creates a relationship of trust and collaboration with the customer, who finds Codyeco to be a reliable partner in achieving his objectives.