New leather finish portfolio Stahl Neo helps tanners comply with 2020 ZDHC MRSL goals

Waalwijk, August 24, 2016 – Chemical company Stahl introduces Stahl Neo, a compliant and ‘future-proof’ leather finish portfolio. With this extensive product portfolio for leather finish, the market leader continues its commitment to innovation and sustainability in leather production. Stahl Neo is a milestone for the leather industry, as all products not only already comply with the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL), but go beyond these guidelines, targeting an even wider range of chemical substances.

The garment, footwear and leather goods industries increasingly ask for more sustainable leather. At the same time tanners are challend to be compliant with the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals by 2020. With the introduction of the complete Stahl Neo portfolio for leather finish, Stahl will help tanners to make their business future-proof. Tanners using Stahl Neo products will be able to produce the full range of leather articles in a qualitative, compliant and sustainable way.
 
‘The launch of Stahl Neo is a logical step to contribute to a more transparent and sustainable supply chain. This product portfolio is interesting for tanneries that value health, the environment and the future of their business,’ says Huub van Beijeren, Chief Executive Officer at Stahl. ‘We continuously innovate to help create a better future,’ Xavier Rafols adds, Group Director Leather Finish. ‘Tanners are looking for sustainable leather finish solutions. With Stahl Neo we provide our clients a complete sustainable leather finish range that can be easily adapted to existing formulations and applications’, he concludes.
 
The Stahl Neo portfolio consists of over 450 products and will be expanded continuously.
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