LANXESS receives innovation accolade
The company's concept pointed to significant improvements in the leather tanning process.
German Chemicals producer LANXESS has been chosen as one of the top nine ‘Launch Nordic Innovators’ for 2014. The Cologne-based company was invited to present its ‘Green Leather Crust’ concept during the recent Launch Nordic Forum held in the Swedish city of Malmö. The object of the event is to unite global industry leaders and regional companies to identify sustainable innovations in materials.
Some 80 applications for materials and textiles were submitted from around the world, with the nine finalists chosen by a panel of experts. LANXESS’ concept was designed to show how advanced chemistry solutions can provide significant improvements in the production of leather through innovative beamhouse technology, wet white tanning and biopolymers for the retanning process.
This article was originally published on page 2 of the December 2014 issue of SATRA Bulletin.