Sustainable and High-Performing Footwear Material Solutions
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
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.