Donald T. Pine

Chemtan President

President's Message

2018

The market continues to be unsettled but is finding its place as one fact continues to hold true, that quality leather is not a commodity. Quality leather is unique, and a natural material enjoyed by many people especially with the wide array of foot wear, handbags, and accessories etc. available. Synthetics, although much improved, fall short of the completeness that Leather provides. At the heart of the issue; synthetics are petroleum- based with a significantly larger carbon footprint forming products which are non-biodegradable and end up in landfills and oceans at alarming rates. No matter what sensible metrics are used to evaluate leather, leather cannot be comparable to synthetic alternatives being marketed.

Chemtan continues to focus on providing world class technical service, and some of the best chemicals in the market to make specification leathers particularly waterproof leathers while remaining compliant with world-wide environmental regulations.

We have doubled our warehouse storage floor space this year for Finished Goods and have added some new people to our technical sales staff. We will continue to look for talented, impassioned, hardworking employees to continue our company growth in parallel with further securing our future business with the most successful and environmentally conscious leather producers in the world.

We are proud to be a part of the leather industry and look forward to the future with its many possibilities.

Respectfully,
Donald Pine
Chemtan President

Product Highlight

 
New tool to make chrome free leathers - CHEMTAN® M-5
Let’s make white leather together.

Chemtan® M-5 is a novel approach to making chrome free leathers. It is non-yellowing, making it supremely suited for white athletic and automotive leathers. But it also imparts numerous reactive sites needed to make bright and dark shades.

Chemtan® M-5 is a newly engineered chrome free tanning agent designed to replace aldehyde and aluminum tans.

Leathers tanned using the Chemtan® M-5 have significantly improved shrink temperatures compared to alternative chrome free options. Typically achieving 75°C.
 
Efficient iron stain remover - CHEMTAN® R-20
Don’t let iron stains cut into your profits. Protect your leather with a high efficient chelate - Chemtan® R-20.

The chelate equivalence of the Chemtan® R-20 is 65% more effective to iron than EDTA.

Chemtan® R-20 offers ideal protection for your automotive and other high veg leathers.
 
Versatile retanning polymer - CHEMTAN® R-108
Sometimes smaller is better. This is certainly the case when it comes to developing a leather retanning polymer needed to selectively fill the flanks and empty areas of your skins.

Chemtan® R-108 is a versatile retanning polymer which can be used to produce a wide range of leathers, from soft glove and nappa leather to firm shoe upper.

Chemtan® R-108 is has a low pH and anionic charge. It is chrome stable and is normally added before the rechrome.

Chemtan® R-108 improves the break without compromising lightfastness. Leathers retanned with Chemtan® R-108 are also more receptive to impregnation.
 
Finish oil that does not compromise waterproof - CHEMOL® 588
No one says that finishing waterproof licals?

Chemol® 588 is a versatile finish oil. It provides a permanent rich feel and a moderate degree of darkening that does not fade over time.

What makes Chemol® 588 truly unique is that it is excellent for use on waterproof crusts and will maintain all waterproofing properties. No more sacrificing water absorptions just to get feel.

Chemol® 588 can be applied using either a hot or a cold rollcoater depending on youeather is easy but what if you had a finish oil that didn’t compromise waterproofing physr desired application amounts or needs.
 
Safe, effective alternative to formic acid - CHEMTAN® ECO-FIX
Let’s improve worker safety by making 1 simple change: How you fix your chemicals.

When it comes to your retan one of the most critical control points is how you fix the retan, dyes, and fatliquors.

Chemtan® Eco-Fix, helps you safely adjust the pH and fix your chemicals to the leather.

Chemtan® Eco-Fix is the safe, effective alternative to Formic Acid.

It is safe and effective on waterproof leathers and has been shown to be as effective in fixation based on COD analysis.
 
Versatile dispersing agent - CHEMOL® 411
Relax we got this. Let Chemol® 411 do all the heavy lifting in your process. Very few dispersants have the versatility of Chemol® 411. Whether you are making soft milled nappa, waterproof natural milled floater, or firm upper Chemol® 411 will certainly find a place in your retan.

Chemol® 411 is a versatile dispersing agent which can be used to produce a wide range of leathers, originally engineered specifically to meet the needs in waterproof systems it has shown itself as cost effect product for non-waterproof production.

Chemol® 411is fully neutralized and has anionic charge. It is chrome stable. It can be used to help improve the wetback of overly dry wet blue. As a dispersant it is equally effective aiding in distribution of the retan material or with the fatliquor. It really shines when used with those sensitive waterproof resins and silicones improving distribution and overall physical performance.

The dispersing properties of the Chemol® 411 are rendered inert by the metal salts commonly used in waterproof retans. Making this the perfect tool in your chemical toolbox.

Versatile dispersing agent - CHEMOL® 411

Relax we got this. Let Chemol® 411 do all the heavy lifting in your process. Very few dispersants have the versatility of Chemol® 411. Whether you are making soft milled nappa, waterproof natural milled floater, or firm upper Chemol® 411 will certainly find a place in your retan.

Chemol® 411 is a versatile dispersing agent which can be used to produce a wide range of leathers, originally engineered specifically to meet the needs in waterproof systems it has shown itself as cost effect product for non-waterproof production.

Chemol® 411 is fully neutralized and has anionic charge. It is chrome stable. It can be used to help improve the wetback of overly dry wet blue. As a dispersant it is equally effective aiding in distribution of the retan material or with the fatliquor. It really shines when used with those sensitive waterproof resins and silicones improving distribution and overall physical performance.

The dispersing properties of the Chemol® 411 are rendered inert by the metal salts commonly used in waterproof retans. Making this the perfect tool in your chemical toolbox.