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Sustainability and eco-friendly production have become major criteria for automakers, however, definitions vary. One finding is, that lighter cars could reduce greenhouse and CO2 emissions. Take the road to lightweighting with TFL chemicals for Automotive leather.
Breathability, water resistance, lightweight abilities etc. Leather fulfils all these specificaitonsand even exceeds some of them. With high technology tanning it is possible to create high performance materials that fulfil the high standards of the garment industry.
Upholstery leather hides need to be as versatile as their end products. Soft, smooth with a pleasant gentle touch or robust, soil-resistant with perfect physical protection abilities. With whatever characteristic, leather is the perfect choice for upholstery articles.
TFL provides the right products for any kind of shoe upper leather. Robust, thick and very tear- or water resistant or thin, lightweight leathers with optimum physical abilities and produced in compliance with the highest standards regarding hazardous substances.
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Bisphenols & Leather - What you need to know
Everything you need to know on this topic collected in one section. We answer the question of how to reduce the exposure to Bisphenols in leather and address the very latest regulatory challenges.
TFL Colour Trends
In these catalogues, TFL presents the colour trends for leather garment, footwear, accessories and additionally for the upholstery industry. The colour trends are divided into “Wearing” and “Living”, devoting a section to each within the publication.
Do you need our expert advice? We have stored more than 100 helpful application advices categorised by processes and industries in our database. Discover the perfect application process for your leather masterpiece.
Main Reaction - The TFL Blog
Stories, incidents, tips and facts around the topics leather, chemistry, fashion, sustainability and ecology. Our editorial staff consisting of experienced tanners, scientists, market experts, fashion and communication specialists has sharped their pencils and will supply you with fresh and inspiring content on a regular basis.
Bisphenol optimized syntans to achieve high leather quality
TFL is one of the most recognized global suppliers of high quality syntans that are well known under the product brand names SELLATAN® and TANIGAN®.
Leather is pure nature – and that feels good
TFL has taken a leading position to develop and supply the leather industry with new products containing renewable sources of infinite supply and greater sustainability and thus hugely beneficial for the environment.
Feel the difference, love the coolness
The first technology offered tothe leather industry, which is able to restrict the rise of temperature on the leather surface when coloured leather is exposed to sun radiation.
Prevention of odour in car interior
Smell is our most intimate, individualistic sense and in the changing field of automotive interiors, the odour of leather may be the key to achieving acompetitive advantage.
Car leather – significant potential for emissions
Emissions of volatile organic compounds from vehicle trim components such as leather can affect the interior air quality and therefore the comfort and health of drivers and passengers.
Easy application for high-gloss finishes
New water based top coats which can be used alone or as a glossy component to achieve the most demanding standards of fastness.
A new approach for the processing of wet-white leather
Experience TANNESCO® CPR Liq to discover lean FOC technology for the processing of wet-white leather.
Quality & Safety
TFL believes leather is a unique product and our mission therefore is to develop products which help tanners making leathers of highest possible quality in a most ecological way.
General Statements & Memberships
Our company is actively contributing to all major associations and initiatives in the industry and related industries such as IULTCS, ETAD, TEGEW, LWG, Leather Naturally etc.
ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals)
TFL can offer a complete product portfolio for leather manufacture from Beamhouse to Finishing Touch Agent that is compliant to the strict requirements of the global ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL Vs. 2.0.)
Quality & Safety Overview
When it comes to health, safety, quality & environment TFL shows the highest awareness with internal process standards, certifications and memberships in groups and organisations.
ISO International Standards ensure that TFL products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.
REACH & GHS
TFL informs customers in the EU that chemical substances due for REACH registration by June 1st 2013 have been successfully registered
There are many test methods regularly used for colour fastness of leather and dyes. To have an overview as to what is involved with these tests, TFL has put them all together in a summary.
TFL is a globally operating company producing specialty chemicals for the leather industry and related industries. TFL offers its innovative products and solutions to tanneries, leather processing companies and coaters, always striving to introduce fresh ideas to the market.
Where we are located
Find your local TFL partner and get an overview of all our Offices, Application and Fashion Centres, Production sites as well as certified Dealers and Agents.
The TFL Effect
We believe that a complex manufacturing process needs instructions to unfold its full potential. We bring a smile to your customer‘s face.
In order to be close to the customer and provide an optimum service locally, TFL has customer service centres, application centres and laboratories in Italy, India, Brazil and China.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We at TFL strongly believe that economy has a responsibility towards society. As a globally operating company we particularly get insights into parts of the world where people are less privileged and live in poverty, desperation and fear.
TFL was founded in 1996 when Ciba-Geigy’s leather business unit merged with the leather departments of Röhm and Stockhausen – both member companies of the Degussa-Hüls Group.
The three members of the TFL Executive Board bring together their extensive experiences and high expertise in chemistry, engineering, finance as well as in sales and marketing.
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Strategic partnerships are key for TFL to best meet market needs through increased R&D strength, great innovation potential, faster time to market and a broader product range.
Browse through TFL's Press Releases and read the company's statements about matters of public interest.
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