How Stahl BeTan helps tanners meet their environmental leather production challenges

The Netherlands
Published:  26 May, 2020

Leather purchasers and leather goods manufacturers are increasingly demanding high-quality leathers that have been produced more responsibly. Better for the environment, and better for the people who craft them. This global trend challenges tanners to improve the sustainability of their leather-making process.

To help them do so effectively and cost efficiently, Stahl launched Stahl BeTan, its new responsible portfolio, earlier this year. In a white paper, David Sabaté, Beamhouse Global Technical Manager at Stahl, explains how the easy-to-adapt technologies found in Stahl BeTan enable tanners to meet their clients’ responsibility demands. And how the technologies deliver the same or a better-quality product with the efficiency needed to stay ahead of the competition.

The Stahl BeTan portfolio comprises a number of 100% biodegradable, low-impact agents and agents that are free of or low in specific chemical content, such as sulfides, nitrogen, and salt. In this, the portfolio reflects Stahl’s commitment to introducing environmentally friendly chemistry to the production of high-quality leathers. The white paper describes how tanners can use Stahl BeTan to easily reduce common beamhouse challenges like water usage, to lower COD and BOD, and to overcome issues like wrinkles, hair root, stains, smells and VOC.

More broadly, David Sabaté also explains in the white paper how new-generation tanning solutions enable tanners to improve their environmental impact. They do this by minimising or eliminating residual chemicals like sodium sulfide, lime, ammonium, salts, nitrogen, and chromium. The latest tanning technologies help to shorten the production process, reduce water consumption, and potentially deliver energy and cost savings.

One-stop-shop with the world’s leading experts
The Stahl BeTan portfolio is a one-stop-shop for responsible beamhouse and tanning solutions. This includes having world-leading experts available to assist and educate tanners everywhere in integrating the company’s chemicals into their production process.

ZDHC MRSL Compliance
All Stahl BeTan solutions comply with latest version of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL). This means that no substances listed on the ZDHC MRSL are added to Stahl BeTan products.

Read the white paper
Want to learn more about the Stahl BeTan portfolio and how it can help tanners meet the most stringent environmental demands? Download the Stahl BeTan white paper and technical data sheets here.

*This article is an advertorial provided by Stahl.