Stahl EasyWhite Tan™

Leather production processes have always been a battle between quality and sustainability. Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ is our alternative tanning system to create high quality leather in a more sustainable way. It enables tanners to produce all types of chrome-free leather to the standard leather product specifications and beyond. Our Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ system simplifies the tanning process, resulting into time, energy and cost savings.

Key advantages
  • Soft, smooth and lighter leather in every color
  • Chrome-free leather for all kind of applications
  • Less chemicals, salt and water lowers the environmental impact
  • Simplified tanning process saves time and costs

Soft, smooth and lighter
Leather tanned with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ is of high-quality. It is soft and smooth, while it remains dimensionally and thermally stable at the same time. The tighter grain and wrinkle/vein reduction upgrade the leather quality. In addition, the high elasticity makes the leather flexible, tear resistant and greatly versatile. This enables thinner and lighter leather than ever. Thanks to its pearl white appearance, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ is also suited for white and light colorings that last.

Less chemicals, salt and water needed
Stahl’s tanning system lowers the environmental impact significantly. The amount of chemicals used is reduced by one third compared to conventional tanning processes. As no additional salt is needed, salt in tanning wastewater is reduced by at least 80%. In addition, up to 40% less water is needed during tanning. Wastewater can be directly re-used for liming and therefore easily recycled. Above all, the wastewater is less polluted because chromium, alkali and acid aren’t part of the non-hazardous Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ system.

Simplified process saves time, energy and costs
Finally, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ simplifies the tanning process. The two conventional production steps pickling and basification are superfluous. This shortens the production time by 7 hours. Moreover, only 1 instead of 6 tanning chemicals is required. This simplified process reduces the risk of manufacturing errors while the number of checks during the process is lowered from 8 to 2. As the leather quality of the chrome-free shavings has been improved by the production, the cutting output is increased by 5%. All together resulting in time, energy and cost savings.

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