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leather auxiliaries

Stable and sophisticated, malleable and versatile: leather always lends shoes, jackets, sofas, handbags, accessories and car seats a very special touch. To give the material its universal processing characteristics and unique features, such as softness, fullness, texture and robustness, the auxiliaries of Zschimmer & Schwarz are used in the manufacturing process. With our many years of experience, individual consulting and our traditional closeness to the leather and fur industry, we ensure that our innovations are optimally tailored to the needs of our customers and the requirements in their target markets.

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Zschimmer & Schwarz
Leather Auxiliaries Division
Max-Schwarz-Strasse 3-5, 56112 Lahnstein | DE

T +49 2621 12-173
F +49 2621 12-526
leather@zschimmer-schwarz.com

Leather

The processing of skins into leather and furs has been a tradition for thousands of years. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, the unique aesthetics, characteristics and natural beauty of the end product are now being fully appreciated.

Our close ties to the leather industry combined with our promise of the highest quality have resulted in a product range that meets the current market requirements and continuously evolves with the growing demands.

Whether surfactants, tanning agents, fatliquoring agents or special auxiliaries – the leather sector includes all the chemical tools needed to turn the raw skin into a crust according to your specifications. The scope of possible applications ranges from highly technical automotive leather to fashionable shoe and clothing leather up to the classic handbags and gallantry items.

Beamhouse

In order to make your beamhouse processes more safe, efficient and environmentally responsible, we offer you a finely tuned range of auxiliaries and special products – from soaking to tanning.

  • Surfactants:The Zschimmer & Schwarz range of surfactants has many uses.
  • Tanning agents:Grain, fullness and area yield are terms that the tanner is dealing with on a daily basis.
  • Fatliquors:Due to the lubrification of the fibre, fatliquoring agents ensure the maintenance of physical properties.
  • Specialties:Under the heading "Specialties", you will find all non-everyday auxiliaries with special properties.
Automotive leather

The automotive industry is technically the most demanding field of application of leather due to the given test standards and strict regulations. Our offer has therefore been composed specifically for this sector and of course meets the high expectations of the OEMs: all of our products are developed pursuant to the latest state of the art and offer the highest degree of safety for constant production.

  • Surfactants:The Zschimmer & Schwarz range of surfactants has many uses.
  • Tanning agents:Grain, fullness and area yield are terms that the tanner is dealing with on a daily basis.
  • Fatliquors:Due to the lubrification of the fibre, fatliquoring agents ensure the maintenance of physical properties.
  • Specialties:Under the heading "Specialties", you will find all non-everyday auxiliaries with special properties.
Furniture leather

Furniture made of leather combines naturalness, elegance and a high degree of seating comfort with a long service life and robustness in everyday use. The selection of our auxiliaries will assist you in manufacturing a wide range of items – the typical leather properties are retained.

  • Surfactants:Surfactants are indispensable auxiliaries when it comes to soaking, the degreasing of all raw materials that are heavy in natural grease as well as the re-wetting of intermediately dried crust leathers.
  • Tanning agents:In the optimal processing of hides, the tanner has to take into account varying characteristics, such as grain tightness, fullness and area yield.
  • Fatliquors:Fatliquoring agents have a major impact on the quality of the final product.
  • Specialties:Non-everyday auxiliaries with specific properties are so-called "specialties".
Shoe and Bag leather

Starting with women's shoes with the matching handbag to the water-repellent, breathable trekking shoe and the seasonal fashion trends: this area is probably the most diverse and varied in leather production. Our products help you to create fashionable as well as technical accents and meet the expectations of your customers in every detail.

  • Surfactants:The Zschimmer & Schwarz range of surfactants has many uses.
  • Tanning agents:Grain, fullness and area yield are terms that the tanner is dealing with on a daily basis.
  • Fatliquors:Due to the lubrification of the fibre, fatliquoring agents ensure the maintenance of physical properties.
  • Specialties:Under the heading "Specialties", you will find all non-everyday auxiliaries with special properties.
Garment leather

From silky soft, lightweight, fabric-like fashionable items to protective second skin during work and leisure: here, you can find the right additives for your leather production.

  • Surfactants: Surfactants are indispensable auxiliaries when it comes to soaking, the degreasing of all raw materials that are heavy in natural grease as well as the re-wetting of intermediately dried crust leathers.
  • Tanning agents: In the optimal processing of hides, the tanner has to take into account varying characteristics, such as grain tightness, fullness and area yield.
  • Fatliquors:Fatliquoring agents have a major impact on the quality of the final product.
  • Specialties:Non-everyday auxiliaries with specific properties are so-called "specialties".

Fur

When it comes to the production of fine fur and sheep skins, the Zschimmer & Schwarz range leaves nothing to be desired. We offer all chemical auxiliaries for the processing of precious furs as well as for the production of garments, decoration, medical articles and sheepskin footwear.

Our portfolio includes surfactants, tanning agents, fatliquoring agents and specialty products. Thanks to our many years of experience, a consistently high product quality is guaranteed.

Surfactants
  • Surfactants: The Zschimmer & Schwarz range of surfactants has many uses.
Tanning agents
  • Tanning agents: For the dressing of fur skins, Zschimmer & Schwarz offers a wide selection of tanning agents that result in soft, full and supple skins.
Fatliquors
  • Fatliquors: In fur dressing, there are three main ways of adding grease to the skins: fatliquoring, brush greasing and kicking actions.
Specialties
  • Specialties: Various chemical specialties are offered for fur finishing.

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