Fire-resistant protection of leather
Leather is not a readily burnable substance. However, to provide a margin of safety to allow time for evacuation of vehicles or buildings, additional fire-resistant protection is necessary.
>> Protect Line Competence Article (249 KB / pdf)
Although leather is a product with very unique properties, modern lifestyles continuously demand new products and improved performance features. One of the focal points is easy care behaviour as well as the comfort of products in daily use - especially those which are in direct contact with the body.
>> Solar reflective (3638 KB / pdf)
Leather performances and business strategy: The necessity of leather surface protectors for the industry and consumers
The leather articles that are the most appreciated are often made of leathers which are the most sensitive to soiling and staining during casual and professional use. In the case of the footwear, apparel or furniture market, it typically includes nubuck and suede also defined as vulnerable
>> Scotchgard (338 KB / pdf)
What are leather dyes today? The relationship between the dye structure and its performance properties
The coloration of leather is typically made with azo dyes and it is interesting to take a deeper look at the factors that allow us to understand these dyes and the process of dyeing leather. While a considerable amount on dyes and dyeing properties has been written over time it has often been out-dated due to new legislation or tannery needs in terms of leather performance. Here we will attempt to bring together the ideas regarding leather dyes as used today and how the structural properties influence the performance properties. The theory being that if one needs specific fastness characteristics one can then use the structure that best meets these needs.
An overview of the future trends in dyes and the properties they will need to fulfil will also be presented.
>> What are leather dyes today? (67 KB / pdf)
Leather - an old material with a future
Leather is one of man´s oldest cultural creations. But why is leather still that important? Why is leather such an outstanding material, irreplaceable by no other high-tech material also in the future? Read what Prof. Reich has said and learn more about characteristic attributes and the secrets of tanning.
>> Leather an old material with a future (701 KB / pdf)
Structure of Bovine skin
Have a breathtaking look through the Scanning Electron Micrograph and see how bovine skin really looks like. Learn very much detailed about surface structure of skin and hair.
>> Structure of Bovine skin (2917 KB / pdf)
TFL believes in a strong future for enzymes
The use of enzymes in the different production steps of leather has been increasing continuously. Especially in soaking, degreasing, unhairing, bating and waste treatment the enzymes can speed up processes, improve several properties of the skin and much more.See, what different systems TFL as the market leader also in enzymes for leather has to meet the high expectations.
>> Strong future enzymes (688 KB / pdf)
The flexibility of finishing
Almost all types of hides and skins can be finished. The final uses of the different leathers is decisive.
>> Flexibility of finishing (1372 KB / pdf)