High performance products for high tech coatings
TFL is one of the most successful companies in developing, producing and marketing of specialty chemicals for the leather industry.
In our new Performance Coating Division we bring the feel of leather and its durability to LeatherLike materials. Located at the heart of all important leather fashion clusters in the world, TFL supports its customers with tailored solutions on the spot. We bring the elegance of leather to high performance materials in order to fulfill every demand.
It is TFL’s aim to continuously evaluate additional fields of application and to bring challenging ideas to the market. For our customers we create enthusiasm with new ideas and innovative concepts.
Today the consumer of a leather article often receives a combination of materials. The experience with it decides their future purchases.
“TFL with its technology in leather strives to enhance user experience by combining know-how of leather and LeatherLike materials for the benefit of the consumer.”
TFL gained its broad experience of making high quality performance chemicals in the leather market. TFL was founded in 1996 when Ciba’s leather business unit merged with the leather departments of Röhm and Stockhausen – both 100 % subsidiaries of the Degussa-Hüls Group. Ciba Specialty Chemicals is now part of BASF, while Degussa-Hüls is incorporated into Evonik. This merger to form TFL in 1996 brought together over 300 years of experience in leather making and TFL has the full array of knowledge, as well as the complete range of products for leather processing.
As market leader in leather chemicals we constantly strive to create innovation in all process steps and support tanneries to develop new articles. We believe leather and LeatherLike materials go hand in hand. Therefore we developed a complete range of new products especially suitable for LeatherLike materials. These quality products enable our customers to combine the appearance of LeatherLike materials and high class leather.
1000 ways to make high class LeatherLike materials
In addition we have more than 500 products in our leather division that are at your finger tips to create elegant materials with high performance.
In TFL we strive to develop chemicals for your articles taking into account its entire life span. This means the products developed are manufactured in a way that is sound to the environment and sound in your production as well. This is why we offer solely “water-based” products. Our chemicals are free from harmful substances and in harmony with the environment. They fully comply with REACH and we actively anticipate Restricted Substance Lists in order to banish substances today that could be restricted tomorrow.
A team of professionals in procurement, production and planning is at your disposal to manage the supply chain according to your individual needs around the globe. TFL is present in 14 countries with its own facilities and laboratories to service you worldwide. In these countries we have warehouses and representatives to take your challenges and change them to business opportunities for you. TFL excellent service and advice for you TFL is giving assistance to you during the application process and works in a close partnership with you in order to meet your requirements perfectly.