Sustainability of leather industry seminar held

Sustainability of leather industry seminar held

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Waalwijk, Netherlands May 30 – Stahl resumed its commitment to putting transparency into action with Sustainability Seminar in Bangladesh. On May 25 Michael Costello, Director Sustainability at Stahl, led a leather seminar in Dhaka. With this seminar, the market leader aims to familiarise local professionals with Stahl’s sustainability philosophy for the industry and related sustainable solutions. Around 300 professionals attended the the seminar.Stahl takes its responsibility to evolve the leather industry by investing heavily in education. By providing the right knowledge and education, Stahl accelerates the process of making the entire leather processing chain more sustainable. With this Sustainability Seminars, Stahl reaches out to the key leather cluster in Bangladesh. Stahl welcomed Mr. Mohiuddin Ahmed Mahin, Chairman of the Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather goods and Footwear Exporters Association (BFLLFEA) as chief guest. Mr. Md. Shaheen Ahmed, Chairman of the Bangladesh tanners Association (BTA) attended the seminar as guest of honor.
“Stahl is market leader in specialty chemicals for leather. In terms of technical solutions, but also when it comes to knowledge and expertise,” states Michael Costello, Director Sustainability of Stahl. “We see it as our responsibility to share our in-house knowledge with others around the world, as we can only achieve a more sustainable and transparent leather supply chain by working together.” Tuncay Deriner, Managing Director SIPL & IPB Region at Stahl, is pleased with the high attendance for the Sustainability Seminars. “It’s great to see that our local customers are motivated to contribute to a future-proof industry.” he says. “Our experts are fully committed to help clients making the switch to more sustainable alternatives in leather production,” he continued.
The seminar started with an introduction to Stahl’s successful approach in which Sustainability is integrated into the overall corporate strategy. The next point on the agenda was the area of chemical compliance, emphasizing the historical reasons behind the recent launches of MRSLs and the change in responsibility that has occurred as a result. The differences between these industry initiatives like the ZDHC MRSL, and other compliance regulations like TSCA and REACH were also discussed.
The main body of the presentation showcased the innovative chemical technologies that Stahl recently introduced to tanners in order to reduce the impact of leather manufacturing on the environment. Key solutions included Proviera® – Probiotics for Leather™, Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ and Stahl Neo. Proviera® – Probiotics for Leather™ products for beamhouse stages, are based on a 100% degradable probiotic formulation, which ensures a reduction of chemical usage, water usage, and waste. Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ enables tanners to produce chrome-free leather, where the Stahl Neo portfolio consist of over 450 leather finish solutions that fully comply with the ZDHC MRSL guidelines or even exceed this standard. The seminar ended with a round-up and speech by Saiful Azam Kasem, Local Manager of Stahl Bangladesh.
(Stahl is leading in process chemicals for leather products, performance coatings and Polymers. We offer a wide range of solutions to the automotive, apparel & accessories, home furnishing and leisure & lifestyle industry and for industrial applications.) – Press release

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