Sustainable and High-Performing Footwear Material Solutions

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By Stahl - 08/29/2017

Stylish, yet sustainable. That’s how Stahl sees the production of footwear. This is within reach with Stahl’s solutions for the creation of high-quality leather. Stahl’s solutions are used for many footwear elements, e.g. a chrome-free shoe upper and lining, interlining, and insole. From classic shoes to sport shoes.

A more sustainable supply chain

As market leader in specialty chemicals, Stahl is determined to create a more sustainable leather supply chain. To revolutionize the second stage in the supply chain, tanning, they offer Stahl EasyWhite Tan™. This leather tanning system for the creation of chrome-free leather uses 40% less water during tanning and the salt in the wastewater is reduced by at least 80%. The tanning float can be easily reused and is chrome-free. The quality of leather tanned with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ is outstanding. It is very soft and smooth, yet it remains dimensionally and thermally stable.

Key benefits Stahl EasyWhite Tan™

To sum up, the key benefits of Stahl’s chrome-free tanning system are:

  • Chrome-free leather
  • Uses 40% less water during tanning
  • The tanning float can be reused
  • Less chemicals use
  • Reduces salt in wastewater by 80%
  • Simplifies the tanning process, saving time and costs

Technical Article

Curious about the science behind Stahl EasyWhite Tan™? Read more in the technical paper. In the article, Stahl experts Marcus Breulmann and Claus Reineking share their insights on this innovative tanning system for chrome-free leather and discuss the many fundamental advantages Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ offers in regard to the production process and sustainability.

Learn more in the technical article.